Ford announced on Friday that York Region has two days left before it enters a modified stage 2.
The closures, which will take place as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, will include indoor dining in restaurants and bars, gyms, theatres, and more.
When asked why the premier is giving York Region a weekend's worth of notice, while Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa only got approximately 11 hours, Ford spoke on the livelihoods of small businesses.
Everyone’s stuck with food, millions and millions of dollars of inventory, in their freezer and fridges.
Premier Doug Ford
He expressed concern about the impact of the closures on small businesses, especially all of the wasted food.
Ford encouraged York residents to order takeout this weekend to help them "clear out their fridges."
"I hate doing this,' he said, "But you know what really kills me? That [these restaurants] only get two days' notice to deplete their inventories."
The closure will last 28 days, at which point the provincial government will re-evaluate the restrictions.