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Tory Says Torontonians Are 'Not More Than Weeks' Away From Eating At Restaurants Again

Patios could be coming back sooner rather than later.
Toronto Restaurants Could Be 'No More Than Weeks' From Opening, Says Tory

Mayor John Tory offered Toronto restaurants a glimmer of hope on Wednesday while fielding questions about the city's eventual reopening.

Tory told CP24 that restaurateurs will likely be able to welcome customers in the upcoming weeks. 

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"I would say that we are dealing here with not more than weeks," Tory said.

Tory also gave an inside look at what this reopening could look like. "We are more likely to go through [...] a pathway that says we reopen outdoor dining first and then indoor dining after that," he stated. 

However, the mayor did warn that the city's recent struggle against new COVID-19 virus variants would likely factor into the decision. "We have to very, very carefully consider these things and of course the decision is ultimately up to the province," Tory added.

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