Looks like Ontarians might get to do one classic summer activity this year. Ontario drive-ins will open. That means people can catch a movie night under the stars while still social distancing.

The announcement was made in a May 30 news release, which stated that drive-in theatres that were in existence prior to May 29 can reopen starting on the 31st with restrictions in place.

However, the one question that might remain is what kind of movies will be playing, considering the fact that almost every Hollywood film has been given a delayed release due to the ongoing pandemic.

Still, a night out is a night out, and packing up some blankets, snacks, and heading out to a drive-in theatre is an event that never goes out of style.

The provincial government also announced that batting cages will be allowed to open on the same day.

This is being done so that "people can start to enjoy outdoor seasonal activities at safe physical distances," according to the release.

Another May 30 release also announced that backcountry camping will be allowed at Ontario parks and on crown lands starting on June 1.

This will include access points, paddle and portage routes and hiking trails.

Current provincial restrictions will still apply, meaning that no more than five people will be allowed to occupy one camping spot at a time.

Advanced registration and reservations will have to be made at most of the operating provincial parks.

"Even as we begin to reopen camping so that Ontarians can enjoy our beautiful outdoors, people's health and well-being remain our top priority," John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry said in a statement.

Ontario has been reopening in phases. However, there has been some trouble, especially with crowds of people descending on Toronto's Trinity-Bellwoods Park.

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