The City of Toronto, Canada will begin allowing businesses to reopen on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.
The city, known for its denser population and the capital of the financial industry, will join other cities in the province of Ontario in ending a three-month lockdown.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said shopping malls and restaurants in Toronto and Peel County would reopen.
“Ontario, which is Canada’s most populous province, started to gradually open up for business this June, but Toronto has only recently,” Reuters said on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
However, Ford said the government would continue to monitor public health trends.
The government will also continue to consult with medical experts and ask the public to remain vigilant.
“Because it can still turn around and bite us in the back a little bit,” Ford said.
Toronto Mayor John Tory said some businesses were still allowing staff to work from home as of September 2020.
Toronto is a city that is home to the offices of some of Canada’s largest banks and insurance companies.