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Monday, 22 March 2021 17:15

Gray-Lockdown Modification

I am sharing some information below that was provided by the TABIA office that should help assist you in understanding the regulations around the newly modified gray-lockdown.

The Ontario government announced changes to the Grey-Lockdown now in effect.

While indoor dining is prohibited for areas in the Grey-Lockdown level of the Framework, outdoor dining is permitted for Grey-Lockdown regions (including Toronto), subject to physical distancing rules and several other public health and workplace safety measures. 

  • Limiting tables to members of the same household with exemptions for patrons who live alone and caregivers
  • A sign posted by the establishment in a location visible to the public that states the maximum capacity (number of patrons) they are permitted to operate under
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 pm to 5 am
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 am to 9 pm
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 pm to 9 am
  • Dancing, singing, and the live performance of music is prohibited
  • Limit the volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Food Establishments: You may take advantage of the following methods without CaféTO registration: 

  1. Patios on private property
  2. Small frontage cafes

Read more about these options here

The rules for retail remain the same:

  • 50% capacity limit for supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other stores that primarily sell groceries continues
  • 25% capacity limit for all other retail stores, including big box stores, liquor stores, hardware stores, and garden centres
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted
  • Stores must post  capacity limits  publicly (at any entrances customers and staff may use)
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons. This can be done by posting this screening poster at your store's entrance


Linda Raeside

Wexford Heights BIA