Doug Ford announced today that Ontario's reopening will start happening as early as Wednesday.\nBut reopening will look a lot different depending on where in the province you are.\nEditor's Choice: Toronto's Doctor Says That We Are Currently 'In A Transition From One Pandemic To Another'\n\nWhen does the Ontario stay-at-home order end?\nIt depends where you are in the province. \nIf you're in the Public Health Units (PHUs) of Hastings Prince Edward, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, or Renfrew County, then the stay-at-home order ends at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10.\nIf you're in Toronto, Peel or York, then you'll have to wait for two more weeks — your stay-at-home order ends on Monday, February 22.\nAnd if you're anywhere else in the province, then the stay-at-home order is set to expire for you on Tuesday, February 16.\n\nWhat happens when the stay-at-home order ends?\nThe last time Ontario came out of a lockdown, it did so in "stages."\nThis time, Ontario will be going back to its "colour zones," a tiered system that started in November 2020.\nThe three PHUs that open back up on February 10 will be put back into the green zone, with the fewest amount of COVID-19 restrictions.\nThe government has not announced which zones the other PHUs will go into when the stay-at-home order ends.\nBut Ford said today the government has an "emergency brake" in place in case Ontario's numbers start sky-rocketing again.\nThe province can move any part of Ontario into the grey zone — with the harshest restrictions possible — if a region experiences "rapid acceleration in COVID-19 transmission" or its hospitals start to get overwhelmed.\n\nWhat are the rules for each colour zone?\nThe restrictions for each colour zone are different than they were when they were first announced. \nNon-essential retail stores will be open in every zone, though with varying capacity limits depending on which colour the region is in.\nNon-essential retailers in a grey zone — including big box stores — will have a 25% capacity limit, for instance, while the same stores in a green zone will have no capacity limits.\nGrocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores will stay open, with different capacity limits as well.\nIndoor malls are open in all zones, but shopping centres in the grey, red and orange zones will have to screen each customer coming inside and ask if they're feeling sick or if they've travelled outside of the country recently. \nAnd masks and physical distancing are required no matter where you are in the province.