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Here is what to expect in Vaughan as Ontario eases restrictions

Thornhill outdoor pool, in-person outdoor fitness classes will reopen Monday
June 14, 2021

The City of Vaughan said Friday, June 11 that it is going to continue with its “disciplined, measured and responsible approach to COVID-19” as Vaughan alongside other Ontarian municipalities welcomed eased restrictions.

This is in line with Ontario's Step 1 reopening plan, which includes an initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting limited indoor settings with restrictions.

Here is what's permitted in Ontario's Step 1 starting June 11:

- Essential retail capacity increased to 25 per cent (including discount and big box)

- Non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity

- Outdoor dining for up to four people per table

- Outdoor sports, fitness and personal training for up to 10 people

- Campsites and campgrounds

- Overnight camping at Ontario Parks

- Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of two metres

- Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15 per cent capacity of the room

- The outdoor limit for social gatherings and organized public events will be increased to 10 people effective today – Friday, June 11.

Also, retail stores in malls are closed unless the stores have a street-facing entrance.

The city is also reminding citizens to "make safety the priority when enjoying all Vaughan has to offer, including using re-opened park amenities and playgrounds – they are not sanitized."

The following amenities and services will be re-opening June 14:

- Thornhill outdoor pool

- In-person outdoor fitness classes

- Lobby service at Vaughan Public Libraries three Resource Libraries (Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre and Pierre Berton)

(Please note that advanced registration is required for use of the outdoor pool and in-person outdoor fitness classes. For more information, visit

Tennis, splashpads and other sport fields were already open prior to Step 1.

Ontario's Step 2 would include expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people and with face coverings being worn.

Step 3 would further see the expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn.