What’s Open in Toronto Right Now

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

Last updated: November 24, 2020

The city of Toronto is now in a Grey-Lockdown category of the province’s new colour-coded system. Continue to enjoy the city safely from home for now, as we can’t wait for you to let yourself in again.

Public health and safety is still our city’s top priority while we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, we encourage you to safely explore, discover and find inspiration for your next adventure. 

Check the most up-to-date travel restrictions before making plans to visit and be sure to contact businesses directly to book reservations, confirm availability, and to learn about health and safety guidelines.

Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario

During the lockdown, here’s what to expect around the major attractions, venues, restaurants and more during this stage.

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.

Attractions

At this time, Toronto’s attractions are closed for the remainder of the city’s Grey-Lockdown stage.

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are still open during this stage 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 only open for takeout, drive-through and delivery.

As of November 23, 2020, new restrictions for restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments (including nightclubs) prohibit indoor and outdoor seated dining. Find restaurants open for delivery and takeout.

delivery person handing bag of groceries to customer
Restaurants are open for delivery and takeout during the Grey-Lockdown stage

Retail

Shopping malls and non-essential businesses are closed for indoor services but do still offer curbside pick-up. In-person shopping is still allowed regarding essential businesses: supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware and supply stores, pharmacies, beer, wine and liquor stores. In-person shopping is capped at 50% capacity per establishment.

Entertainment

Cinemas are closed, with the exception of outdoor, drive-in venues. Other types of entertainment venues—casinos, gaming establishments, performing arts—are temporarily closed.

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 are closed for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Saunas, steam rooms, bathhouses and other self-care services are also closed during this stage.

Libraries

Libraries are closed for indoor services but still open for delivery, curbside pick-up and drop-offs.

What’s next?

We will continue to update this information as we work under the government’s guidance for the current stage of Grey-Lockdown. Check back regularly for updates.

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