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York Region is officially heading out of lockdown next week, but one of the cities is already calling for tighter restrictions.

Frank Scarpitti, the mayor of Markham, asked York Region on Friday to implement additional COVID-19 measures before moving into the red zone on Monday. 

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An Ontario mayor has come forward with recommendations for his public health region come February 22.

Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti moved a motion at York Region Council for the region to be moved into the red zone when the stay-at-home order lifts, rather than the grey lockdown zone.

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One GTA mayor has voiced concern to Doug Ford. The mayor of Markham, Ontario thinks Ford should include York Region in the province's new gathering size limits. Frank Scarpitti announced on Thursday that he was disappointed that York Region's gathering limit hasn't been updated. 

On Thursday, the premier announced that Ontario would officially be slashing indoor and outdoor gathering sizes in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa. 

The news comes after deliberation following massive backyard and house parties that have been taking place across Ontario. 

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