Coronavirus: What’s allowed to reopen in Ontario starting Tuesday

By the canadian press and news staff

Ontario is set to enter its first stage of reopening on Tuesday including lifting restrictions on retail stores and surgeries. Below is a list of businesses, services, and other sectors that are allowed to re-open:

Construction and workplaces

  • Workplaces can begin to reopen, but working from home should continue as much as possible
  • All construction can resume
  • Limits will be lifted on maintenance, repair and property management services, such as cleaning, painting, and pool maintenance


  • Most retail stores that have a street entrance can reopen with physical distancing restrictions, such as limits on the number of customers in a store and providing curbside pickup and delivery


  • Golf courses can reopen, though clubhouses can only open for washrooms and take-out food
  • Marinas, boat clubs, and public boat launches can also open
  • Private parks and campgrounds for trailers and RVs whose owners have a full season contract
  • Businesses that board animals

Businesses and services

  • Regular veterinary appointments
  • Pet grooming, pet sitting, and pet training
  • Libraries for pickup or deliveries (Note: The Toronto Public Library doesn’t have a curbside plan so branches are not open)
  • Housekeepers and babysitters can return to work


Ontario has previously announced that publicly funded schools will be closed until at least May 31.

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