City of Toronto closes off playgrounds and park amenities due to COVID-19

Andrew Mohan   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.

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

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