ONTARIO REINSTATES CAPACITY LIMITS FOR LARGE VENUES
The province is reinstating capacity limits for large event, sports and entertainment venues starting on Saturday in an attempt to curb climbing COVID-19 cases. Provincial officials announced Wednesday afternoon that capacity at indoor facilities that can host more than 1,000 people will be limited to 50% starting Dec. 18.
They include event and meeting spaces, concert venues, theatres, cinemas, racing venues, studio audiences in commercial film and television production, museums, galleries, aquarium, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens, casinos, bingo halls, other gaming establishments, fairs, rural exhibitions, and festivals.
Minister MacLeod held a technical briefing this morning around the change. On the call she reiterated that the expected timeline for capacity limits is 6-8 weeks. Next week, the Minister will be convening an advisory committee.
Full regulations with additional details will be made available by the ministry tomorrow.