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Ontario Entering Step 2 of Roadmap To Reopen June 30th


  • By Cory Crossman


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Ontario Entering Step 2 of Roadmap To Reopen June 30th

The Province of Ontario formally announced that Ontario will enter Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen on Wednesday June 30th at 12:01am. With this announcement comes the ability to host music on patios and indoor recordings  / rehearsals  with regulations in place. 

Full details on the release can be found here

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Music returning to outdoor patios with restrictions
  • Music returning to outdoor performance spaces with restrictions including a 25% capacity based on total outdoor public accessible area
  • Rehearsals and recordings permitted indoors with restrictions inlcuding no audience
  • Drive-In & Drive-Through venues permitted to open with restrictions
  • Performers of live music must maintain at least three metres distance from any spectators or be separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
  • No decibel levels outlined

Restaurants, bars, etc.

1. (1) Restaurants, bars, food trucks, concession stands and other food or drink establishments may open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. No indoor dining may be provided.

2. No buffet-style service may be provided.

3. Patrons must be seated at all times in any area of the establishment in which food or drink is permitted except,

i.  while entering the area and while moving to their table,

ii. while placing or picking up an order,

iii. while paying for an order

iv. while exiting the area,

                           v. while going to or returning from a washroom,

                          vi. while singing or performing music,

                         vii. while lining up to do anything described in subparagraphs i to vi,

                         viii. where necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

     4. The establishment must be configured so that patrons seated at different tables are separated by,

               i. a distance of at least two metres, or

               ii. plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

MANY MORE REGULARIONS OUTLINED in Section 2

Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas

24. Indoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance if they comply with the following conditions:

1. No spectators may be permitted in the concert venue, theatre or cinema.

2. Every performer and other person who provides work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person, except,

i. if it is necessary for the purposes of the performance or rehearsal that the performers or persons who provide work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must be closer to each other,

ii. or where necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

3. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must,  

i. record the name and contact information of every performer and other person who provides work for the concert venue, theatre or cinema who enters an indoor area of the facility,

ii. maintain the records for a period of at least one month, and

iii. only disclose the records to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.

Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas

25. Outdoor concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. The number of members of the public in the outdoor area of the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 25 per cent capacity, determined by taking the total square metres of the outdoor area accessible to the public in the concert venue, theatre or cinema, dividing that number by 16 and rounding the result down to the nearest whole number.

2. The number of members of the public at a seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema at any one time must not exceed 25 per cent of the usual seating capacity for the concert, event, performance or movie.

3. No member of the public may attend a seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema unless they have made a reservation to do so.

4. No member of the public may be permitted to enter the indoor premises of the concert venue, theatre or cinema, except,

                i. to access a washroom,

               ii. to access an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route,

               iii. to engage in retail sales, or

               iv. as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

5. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the capacity limits under which the concert venue, theatre or cinema is permitted to operate and the capacity limits of any seated concert, event, performance or movie within the concert venue, theatre or cinema.

6. The person responsible for the concert venue, theatre or cinema must prepare a safety plan in accordance with section 3.3 of Schedule 1.

Drive-in or drive-through venues

26. Outdoor drive-in or drive-through concert venues and theatres and drive-in cinemas may open if they comply with the following conditions:

1. Each person in attendance at the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance, other than persons who perform work for the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance, must remain within a motor vehicle designed to be closed to the elements except,

      i. where necessary to purchase admission,

                ii. where necessary to use a washroom, or

                iii. as may otherwise be required for the purposes of health and safety.

2. The driver of a motor vehicle at the drive-in cinema or the drive-in or drive-through concert, event or performance must ensure that it is positioned at least two metres away from other motor vehicles.



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