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Ford Says Masks Aren’t Mandatory But Lots Of Places Still Won’t Let You In Without One

Is it mask on or mask off in Ontario? Masks are not mandatory in Ontario province-wide, Premier Doug Ford confirmed on June 16. But businesses retain the right to decide for themselves, and face coverings are still being made compulsory in some areas. During the live press briefing on Tuesday, Ford said he still …

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Ontario bans singing and dancing on restaurant patios

Much like the small Oklahoma town from the 1984 hit film Footloose, the province of Ontario has put a moratorium on dancing and (live) rock & roll music… just specifically on restaurant patios. A new set of regulations made under the provincial government’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act published late last …

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Canada-U.S. border closure officially extended again

Even though life may be feeling a little more normal lately as provinces continue to loosen restrictions across the country, some pandemic measures are staying as is — one of them being the closure of the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel. To the dismay of would-be vacationers looking to get away for a quick …

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The Niagara Falls zipline is reopening with new rules for social distancing

If you’re ready to start actually leaving your home and partaking in certain (safe) activities as the province gradually reopens the economy, you’ll be glad to know that the massive zipline in Niagara Falls is set to reopen this week.  The Niagara region is among those that have been given the go-ahead to …

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York Police Are Warning To Watch Your Pets Closely As Cats Keep Turning Up Dead

Attention, Toronto pet owners! York Regional Police are warning people in the region to keep an eye out as several dead cats keep appearing in Toronto. YRP says four of the animals have turned up dead in suspicious circumstances in recent weeks. Hey you! Subscribe to Toronto for all the latest …

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Toronto might finally get the green light to move into Stage 2 of reopening

Toronto might be in for some good news today as the province is set to announce whether it can move into Stage 2 of reopening. Premier Doug Ford is expected to outline whether several regions in the Golden Horseshoe, including Toronto, will be able to enter Stage 2 as part of the government’s regional approach to reopening. …

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Vaughan is named after a racist slaveowner and people are calling for a name change

As people across the country continue to demand that statues and city names honouring racist historical figures be changed and removed, many have been shocked to find out that the City of Vaughan is actually named after a notorious slave owner.  Benjamin Vaughan was born to British parents in Jamaica and eventually became a political …

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Cineplex is starting to open movie theatres in Canada this month

Following recent reports that Cineplex won’t actually be sold to U.K. theatre giant Cineworld as originally planned before the health crisis hit, the Canadian entertainment company has revealed its new plan for moving forward. Though it originally said that Cineworld had “no legal basis” to back out of the $2.8-billion acquisition, Cineplex has now confirmed the unexpected …

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You can now officially hug your family in Ontario and people are sharing the special moment

The provincial government announced last week that Ontarians can now form social circles of up to 10 people, meaning many can finally reunite when their loved ones from closer than two metres away.  “Ontarians should think of their circles as the people they can touch, hug and come into close contact as …

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Ontario Is In For A Sweaty Week With Temperatures Reaching Nearly 40 C

You might want to stock up on some sunscreen this week. Ontario’s weather forecast is calling for temperatures floating around 40 C across the southern part of the province. So if you can’t stand getting sweaty, you might want to stay inside with your beloved AC. According to The Weather Network, the incoming …

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