Face coverings are a rare sight right now as anti-mask protests take over downtown Toronto. \nHundreds have gathered together at Queen's Park without masks or physical distancing in place to protest public health restrictions. \nThe demonstration is also spreading down the roads as a pickup truck with a speaker blaring protest music in the back drives on Queen and Bay streets towards Dundas square. \nThey have a police escort, which according to Sgt. Richard Bobbis, who is on-site, was the result of "treating them like any of the other 300 protests a year."\nHowever, he said they do not have a permit. \nEditor's Choice: Canada's New Change To Border Restrictions Will Let Separated Families Be Together Again\nFreedom protest in Toronto#NoNewNormal https://t.co/686drqEjoI— Matt MacDwinnell beep/bop/boop (@MacDwinnell) October 3, 2020\n\n\nBetween the various songs, the truck has been heard broadcasting various pre-recorded theories to highlight their cause. \nSocial media posts from the event also show them moving along Yonge Street. \nThey referred to it as a "freedom protest" with one Twitter user also using the hashtag No New Normal. \nThis comes on the same day that strengthened measures from the Ontario government come into effect. \nOne of them is a provincewide mandate that face coverings must be worn at all public indoor spaces in Ontario, including on public transit.