Coronavirus | Ontario

Toronto and Peel Region moving to the next stage of reopening this week

June 22, 2020

Toronto and Peel Region will be moving to Stage 2 as of Wednesday June 24, 2020, leaving only Windsor-Essex to remain in Stage 1. For other regions that have entered Stage 2 of reopening, this means that restrictions have been eased for shopping malls, restaurant patios, barbershops, nail salons, swimming pools and more.

RCC statement on today’s Stage 2 reopening announcement

Retail Council of Canada is pleased with Premier Ford’s announcement that retail businesses in Toronto and Peel will be allowed to resume their operations on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Allowing all retailers to open after months of closure, including those retailers located in malls, is good news as they can now shift their focus to economic recovery. We remain hopeful that retailers in Windsor – Essex Country will be added to the list in short order.

Recent data shows consumers are looking forward to returning to stores across the province to shop for a variety of discretionary products. This highlights the role shopping plays in our lives, both culturally and socially. It’s a way to feel “normal” again. Our retailers look forward to providing a safe environment for employees and customers as they welcome people back into their stores.

For further information contact Sebastian Prins, Director, Government Relations (Ontario) at [email protected].

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