Torontonians got some hopeful news about the City's plan to return to normal after weeks in lockdown on Tuesday. According to CP24, Mayor John Tory said that the city could start to re-open by the end of May as long as residents continue to respect social distancing by-laws. However, there is still no specific date for when Toronto's re-opening plans will be underway.\nIn the interview, Toronto's mayor mentioned that there is "every possibility" that some restrictions could be lifted by the time the end of May rolls around.\nHowever, this will only happen if people continuing to practice social distancing and the new by-laws that the City has put in place.\n"It said that if we have two to four weeks of steadily declining new cases and what not, then you can move to phase one of the reopening," Tory stated.\n"So as much as we don't want to hear what it is saying that means two to four weeks more of real disciplined physical distancing, staying home and not doing the things that we want to do will get us to the stage where some businesses can start to reopen. "\nView this post on Instagram We are working together with the federal and provincial governments, as well as our fellow GTHA municipalities to ensure that the reopening is phased in responsibly – taking into consideration the unique challenges faced by a city the size of Toronto. A post shared by John Tory (@johntory) on Apr 27, 2020 at 8:01am PDT\nHowever, if the 6ix started to re-open by the end of May, that doesn't mean that things will return back to normal right away.\nAccording to Tory, one of the first steps that will be taken will be to start opening some businesses.\nThe mayor also cautions about re-opening too early, as there is a chance that Toronto could have a "relapse" in cases.\nView this post on Instagram We are at a pivotal moment in our war against #COVID19. I know that the weather is getting nicer – but I urge residents to please continue to follow public health advice and #StayHomeTO. This is the best way for us to get back to a point where we can enjoy the outdoors together. A post shared by John Tory (@johntory) on Apr 27, 2020 at 9:27am PDT\n"The worst that could happen is that we would reopen, and then there would be some sort of relapse, and we would be closed again. I think people would find that much worse than a couple more weeks where we hang in there, do what we got to do and get it right," he added.\nPremier Doug Ford revealed Ontario's COVID-19 framework on Monday, April 27, which offered early indications about how the province plans to reopen.\nDuring the press conference, the government released a three-step plan, which will help gradually get the economy back on its feet.\nHowever, no exact dates on when this plan will be put into action has been announced.