Looks like Halloween in Ontario won't involve trick-or-treating in some spots. 

Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced on Monday that the provincial government would be taking a firm stance against trick-or-treating this year. 

Anyone in Toronto, Peel, York or Ottawa regions are being told to do other activities instead. 

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I'd like to remind everyone to take extra precautions to ensure you are keeping yourself and your families safe.

Dr. David Williams

"Given the high transmission of COVID-19 in the modified Stage 2 public health unit regions of Ottawa, Peel, Toronto, and York Region, traditional door-to-door trick or treating is not recommended and people should consider alternative ways to celebrate," Williams added.

Ontario's top doctor released a list of safer alternatives that residents are recommended to try, to avoid spreading COVID-19 in their communities.

Recommended activities include virtual Halloween parties, movie nights, and decorating.  

The new development comes as parts of Ontario enter into a modified stage two of its reopening plan. 

The province has seen an increase in cases of COVID-19 over the past few weeks with experts warning of a second wave. 

 
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