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The next Raptors' game you catch live or movie you watch at the theatre will look emptier than usual, as Ontario just made the call to cut its capacity limits amid concerns of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

In a press release posted on December 30, the Ontario government announced that starting on December 31 at 12:01 a.m., capacity limits will shrink at large indoor venues.

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If you're a die-hard Raptors fan, you'll want to start wearing your mask properly if you want to watch the entire game. Scotiabank Arena has started to crack down on mask mandates and is kicking people out of the venue who aren't following the rules.

According to the Toronto Star, the number of Raptors fans ejected from the arena saw a slight uptick this week after 17 non-compliers were kicked out during the team's Tuesday faceoff against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Ontario is tightening up restrictions to limit the number of people flocking to malls, restaurants, and even grocery stores starting this weekend.

On Friday, the provincial government announced that Ontario's capacity limits would face significant cuts at various high-traffic locations, with new rules for families hoping to gather this Christmas as well.

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The next concert or sporting event that you catch in Ontario is about to look a little different starting this weekend thanks to shrinking capacity limits.

In the same announcement where the Ford government unveiled its updated plan for its vaccine rollout for booster doses, Ontario also revealed it will also be implementing stricter public health measures provincewide.

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Ontario's reopening plan was set to lift some of its public health measures next week, but now the government is reconsidering due to growing concerns of active COVID-19 cases.

In a news release posted on November 10, the provincial government revealed that it will be pausing the next step of the reopening plan and will be holding off on lifting capacity limits at remaining higher-risk settings where proof of vaccination is required.

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