The City of Toronto has voted in favour of introducing mandatory masks in Toronto condos' common areas.

The vote passed on July 29 at council after Tory had urged the move to make face coverings compulsory in shared areas in residential buildings.

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The bylaw comes into effect on Wednesday, August 5.

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Toronto Public Health has released some helpful documents to aid in the transition for apartment or condo residents. The bylaw will apply to common areas in apartment and condo buildings like lobbies, elevators, and laundry rooms.

"The strengthened safety measure responds to concerns that the opportunity for more close contact, especially in indoor settings, will result in more virus spread," states the City of Toronto press release.

Exemptions remain for those who are too young to wear a mask or have a medical reason as to why they can't. This decision comes after Mayor John Tory announced Toronto and Peel Region would move to stage three.