Reopening Toronto (Updated July 13)

When businesses across Canada began to close in March, it was hard to imagine when and how things would begin to re-open again. And yet, here we are. Two months later, restrictions are starting to loosen (not disappear) and businesses in Toronto are slowly beginning to re-open. However, things will look different for a while. Businesses have had to adapt, prepare and implement all sorts of new strategies for keeping our city safe and healthy. Our desire for this post is to provide as many updates and links as we can to keep you in the know for what is opening, when, and what changes you can expect.

Toronto is currently in Stage 2 of the reopening plan as outlined by the Ontario government here.

Stage 2 Reopening Toronto


Update July 13

High Park Zoo is reopening it’s outdoor spaces July 14, with free admission every day. More information here.

Riverdale Farm is reopening it’s outdoor spaces on July 14, with free admission every day. More information here.

City Conservatories are reopening July 14. Health protocols in place and masks are mandatory. More information for Allan Gardens and Centennial Park.

Stage 3 will launch for some Ontario regions on Friday, July 17 – however, this will not include Toronto. More information here.


Update July 2

Toronto Public Library is receiving book returns at 72 branches, and hold pickups at 69 branches. More information here.

Outdoor Wading Pools are beginning to reopen and will continue to over the next couple of weeks. More information here.

Splash & Spray Pads are open for the 2020 season. More information here.

AGA Khan Museum reopened on June 27 – admission is free for the first month. More information here.

Toronto Railway Museum reopened on July 1. They are offering 2 new guided tours, all visitors must prebook tickets. More information here.

Gardiner Museum reopens exclusively to cardholders from July 7 to 10. Free admission to the public from July 11 to 12. More information here.

Outdoor Farmers’ Markets are open for the summer season. Check with your favourite market website for opening dates and policies. More information here.

Cineplex Movie Theatres plan to reopen in July, but no exact date has been announced for Toronto yet. More information here.

Public Schools plan to return in the fall for the 2020/2021 school year, attendance will be voluntary. Remote education options will still be offered to those who choose to remain at home. More information here.


Update June 11

Lifeguards will supervise six of Toronto’s swimming beaches beginning June 22 (Bluffer’s Park Beach, Cherry/Clarke Beach, Kew-Balmy Beach, Marie Curtis Park East Beach, Sunnyside Beach and Woodbine Beach.) More information here.

Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes will resume family visits beginning June 18. Several restrictions apply, see more information here.

Active TO continues with major road closures and quiet streets to make space for safe outdoor activities. More information here.


Update June 9

Stage 2 will launch for some Ontario regions on Friday, June 12 – however, this will not include Toronto. More information here.

Royal Botanical Gardens  is open with reduced capacity and physical distancing in effect. More information here.

Toronto Public Library is offering curbside pickup of book holds. More information here.


Update May 21

The Toronto Zoo is reopening on Saturday, May 23 for scenic safari tours by car. Get more information here.

ActiveTO Road Closures in effect for this weekend, May 23 and 24. This will allow residents more space to enjoy the outdoors while still being physically distanced. See full update here.

Off-Leash Dog Parks are now open, physical distancing in effect. More information here.

The Toronto Public Library will being accepting book returns at select branches beginning May 25, with more to follow on June 1. Pick up service for holds is expected to begin in early June. See full update here.

Ontario Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of the 19/20 school year, with students expected to continue with remote learning. Summer learning programs are being planned for July and August (likely remote based as well.) See full update here.


Update May 19

Rouge National Urban Park will reopen park trails on June 1 for self-guided use. Parking lots and washrooms will remain closed until deemed safe to reopen. See full update here.

Bruce Trail has begun a phased re-opening of their trails for hiking. Trail updates can be found here, all other areas will remain closed.

Ontario Place is open for walking, running and biking from 6 am – 9 pm daily, amenities remain closed. Full update here.

City of Toronto updates on city services affected by COVID-19 here (libraries, museums, garbage and recycling collection, and more.)

Retail Stores with a street entrance can now provide curbside pickup and delivery. In-store payments and purchases are approved for garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety-supply stores. Announced by the Ontario government here.


While it is our desire at Family Fun Toronto to provide you with information and options for having fun in the GTA, we encourage you to take the recommended public health measure seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing during these stages and make responsible decisions for your family and the people around you.

Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.

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