As the second wave continues across the province, Toronto's COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Now, the City has announced that multiple recreational activities will be cancelled to help stop the spread of the disease.
Starting October 13, 2020, multiple sports will be slashed until further notice on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa.
I know that the suspension of these indoor recreation programs will be frustrating.
Mayor John Tory
Hockey games, table tennis, billiards, and foosball are just a few fun activities that have been suspended until further notice.
Other notable closures include access to the City’s two conservatories and indoor permits for social gatherings such as group fitness events.
"These programs are deemed high-risk for COVID-19 transmission due to being indoors, where the physical nature of the activity results in close contact and where masks cannot be worn," the City's press release states.
Staff are reportedly working to reopen some of the suspended indoor activities by offering them outdoors instead.
Toronto recently limited its indoor gathering limit to 10 people per Ontario's new social distancing restrictions.