A Toronto Gym Keeps Hosting 'Protest Workouts' & Police Will Be On Watch For The Next One

Several people working out in Nathan Phillips Square as part of a protest workout.
Staff Writer

Toronto Police say they'll be keeping an eye on a planned gym protest at Yonge/Dundas square on Friday.

The "protest workout" is being organized by United Boxing Club, a local gym that has been hosting similar group exercise classes across Toronto for the past few weeks in the hopes of forcing a change to exercise restrictions in Ontario.

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The protests have been organized in an attempt to convince the Ontario government to re-open gyms and allow outdoor group fitness exercises.

"Officers will be in the downtown area that day as part of another protest and will monitor the situation and respond if necessary," said Connie Osborne, manager of media relations with the TPS, to Narcity in an email.

Large outdoor gatherings — and the use of amenities like soccer fields and basketball courts — are banned under Ontario's stay-at-home order right now, and the TPS has said it's sending out special enforcement teams to crack down on large gatherings across the city right now.

Cormac O'Brien
Staff Writer