What’s Open in Toronto Right Now

A quick guide to the current state of lockdown in Toronto.

Last updated: April 8, 2021

The city of Toronto is currently under a province-wide state of emergency and stay-at-home order. Please continue to enjoy the city safely and stay home except for essential purposes. Public health and safety is still our city’s top priority while we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: Toronto follows public health measures enacted by the Ontario government to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Your access to shops, restaurants and attractions may be impacted in 2021. Call venues or check their websites for updates before visiting.

Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario

Here’s what to expect around the major attractions, venues, restaurants and more at this time.

Check back regularly for updates once businesses begin to reopen. While we aim to provide up-to-date information, this is not a comprehensive list and we recommend contacting businesses directly for the most current details.


Toronto’s attractions remain closed during the stay-at-home order.

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are still open with updated safety measures for ferry service.

Toronto skyline with ferry boat on Lake Ontario

Visitors must buy online advance tickets that are only valid for the selected day of purchase. Ferries are operating on half capacity on a reduced winter schedule in accordance with the current restrictions.

All passengers on the ferry are required to wear facial coverings. To reduce crowding, the City is encouraging visitors to travel outside of peak times, which are between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, and between 3:30 and 6:30 pm for the return trip.

Centreville Amusement Park and any sit-in dining on the Islands remain closed for the time being under current provincial rules.

Tour and guide services

Both indoor and outdoor guide services are paused for now.

Restaurants, bars and patios

Restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments (e.g., wineries, breweries and distilleries) are open for takeout, drive-through and delivery (including alcohol). Find restaurants open for delivery and takeout.

delivery person handing bag of groceries to customer
Restaurants are open for delivery and takeout only.


The stay-at-home order restricts non-essential retail stores to curbside pick-up and delivery only. In-person shopping is permitted at a capacity limit of 25% for stores selling only essential items such as groceries, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmaceutical and personal care items.


Cinemas currently are closed, as are other types of entertainment venues such as casinos, gaming establishments, performing arts.

Hotels & Motels

Hotels and motels are open with added restrictions in place. Safety precautions include closures to pools (plus any other recreational on-site activities), fitness centres and meeting rooms.

Fitness & Wellness

Gyms and fitness studios remain closed for indoor and outdoor activities. Saunas, steam rooms, bathhouses and other self-care services are also closed. Outdoor recreational amenities such as ice rinks, ski hills and snow trails are open with restrictions (for example, no team sports).


Libraries are open for delivery, curbside pick-up and drop-offs. Patrons are allowed to enter libraries for contactless drop-off or pick-up and to access computers, photocopiers or similar services.

What’s next?

We will continue to update this information as we work under the government’s guidance for the current state of emergency and stay-at-home order. Check back regularly for updates.

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