City of Toronto closes off playgrounds and park amenities due to COVID-19
Mar 26 2020
The City of Toronto announced that it is closing off its playgrounds and park amenities to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
This includes Toronto-owned places such as sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment and other amenities.
While I know how important our playgrounds & other park amenities are as gathering places – the more that people gather, the more #COVID19 will spread in our community, putting lives at risk. Please do the responsible thing & stay away from City playgrounds & park amenities. pic.twitter.com/H9OJISKOm6
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 26, 2020
These closures are in place to stop gatherings from popping up in parks and those who use its amenities when social distancing has been strongly advised by all levels of government.
As a result, signs will be posted in these areas to notify the public in the next few days about these changes.
Along with this, playgrounds with fencing or gates will be locked, with those that lack fences will be taped off to prevent access.
If you do need to get fresh air, the park green spaces will still be available.
However, it’s important to practice social distancing while outside, which is staying away from another person by at least two metres.
Source: City of Toronto