Despite increasing pressure from Toronto's top doctor, Premier Doug Ford is reluctant to close bars and restaurants in Ontario.\nWhen asked if he would consider shutting them down to curb COVID-19 transmission, Ford said he was not ready to destroy the livelihoods of small business owners.\nNot until there is overwhelming evidence that proves it's necessary. \nEditor's Choice: The Canadian Forces Just Trolled The 'Proud Boys' & Their Message Is So Powerful\n\n\n“\n\n\nI want to exhaust every single avenue before I ruin someone’s life.\n\n\nPremier Doug Ford\n\n\n\nThe premier said that he requires hard data that proves the majority of restaurants and bars are increasing transmission, and not just a few "bad actors."\n"Because we have some bad actors, I’m going to demolish people’s lives? I’m not prepared to do that right now," he said, stressing that the vast majority are taking the protocols seriously.\n"I can’t make a willy-nilly decision and just say I’m closing everything down and ruin thousands of lives."\nHowever, he does note that the province will enforce the closures "in ten seconds" if deemed necessary.\nFord implemented new legislation last week limiting restaurant patrons to 100 people, and just 75 in Toronto, as well as limiting tables to six people only.