is working closely with the City of Toronto, Provincial and Federal and other
industry partners to actively monitor COVID-19 and the impact on our
destination and the visitor economy.
is changing hourly and our industry is having to adjust and adapt as the
situation and risk factors evolve.
alongside all of our industry colleagues during what we know is a challenging
and safety is a top priority for all of us – businesses, government and the
Updated: March 17, 2020
Toronto Public Health continues to actively monitor this situation in collaboration with provincial and national health colleagues, and stakeholders, including local hospitals, airports and community agencies. Stay up-up-to-date with Toronto Public Health here.
According to Toronto Public Health, everyday preventive
actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
As an Agency of the Government of Ontario, the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre has been regularly communicating with the Ministry of
Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) on the developments of
On March 17th, the Province of Ontario announced that it is
taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under the
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
As a result, all organized public events of over fifty people
have been prohibited. This order was approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
and will remain in place until March 31, 2020, at which point it will be
reassessed and considered for extension, unless this order is terminated
The MTCC will be following the directions and recommendations of the Province of Ontario.The centre is closed, however administrative team remains available.
Read updates from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here.
We encourage visitors to confirm the status of upcoming events and major attractions before making plans to visit as the situation remains fluid.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)At this time, Toronto Public Health advises that riding public transit poses low risk for exposure to Covid-19. While reduced ridership is expected given March break and the two-week school closing, this is a dynamic situation. Please visit the link below for service updates as well as any new advice for travel via TTC. TTC Updates
GO TransitSelective reductions to GO train and bus services will begin March 18. Please visit the links below for revised schedules.Revised rail schedules Revised bus schedules
UP ExpressReduced service will begin March 18. Service will run every 30 minutes. Click here for service alerts.
Government of Canada has implemented measures at both Toronto airports.Toronto-Pearson International AirportBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport
Measures help to:
Travellers going through
these airports will see additional signage in French and English, asking them
to alert a border services officer should they have any flu-like symptoms.
Banners and information
booths with staff from PHAC are also in place at 3 international airports,
Vancouver, Toronto-Pearson and Montréal.
Travellers will need to
respond to a screening question that has been added to electronic kiosks for
all international travellers at these airports. This question is available in
15 different languages.
These measures complement
routine traveller screening procedures already in place to prepare for, detect
and respond to the spread of serious infectious diseases into and within
Read full details regarding Government of Canada responseRead the latest updates from Toronto Pearson
Updates from Air CanadaUpdates from Porter AirlinesUpdates from WestJet Airlines
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