Mayor John Tory has announced that the City of Toronto is extending the cancellation of all major events and outdoor festivals until July 1st, 2021.
“Advance notification of this decision enables event organizers to make sound decisions in support of public health efforts and their business needs, access insurance, support impacted employees, manage sponsors and develop alternative approaches such as virtual events,” the City explains.
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) February 24, 2021
According to a city release, the festivals and other large, in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites that are managed by the City or other public locations like roads, parks, and civic squares will be cancelled until Canada Day.
Check out a list of events that have been cancelled thus far below.
– Canada Day Celebrations at Mel Lastman Square (cancelled)
– Canadian Music Week (will host virtual event)
– Doors Open Toronto (cancelled)
– Indigenous Arts Festival (will host virtual event)
– Juno Awards (will host virtual event)
– Luminato (virtual option TBD)
– NXNE (will host virtual event)
– Ride for Heart (will host virtual event)
– Scarborough Canada Day Parade & Celebration (cancelled)
– Sporting Life 10k (will host virtual event)
– TD Toronto Jazz Festival (virtual option TBD)
– The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (will host virtual event)
– Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival (will host virtual event)
– Toronto Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, 10k, relay (will host virtual event)
– Trans March, Dyke March, Pride Parade (will host virtual event)
The news comes after the CNE announced that it plans to this summer earlier today