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How to Explore Toronto Now

Get updates on the latest COVID-19 requirements, what's open and how to navigate the new normal with ease.

Updated: March 21, 2022

Current status: Toronto is in the Roadmap Exit Step of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen

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What you need to know right now

  • Masks are no longer required in indoor public settings like retail stores, bars, restaurants and attractions 
  • Masks continue to be required in the indoor areas of certain businesses or organizations, such as hospitals and health care facilities, and in vehicles operating as part of the business or organization
  • Masks are still required on public transit, both in indoor areas and vehicles, but does not include businesses or organizations that provide sightseeing or touring services
  • Proof of vaccination is not be required anymore unless businesses or event organizers wish to implement them voluntarily

We've curated links to the most up-to-date information but also recommend that you do a bit of research for each place you’re visiting and book reservations or tickets ahead of time online.

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Dining is open

Restaurants, bars and other food & drink establishments are open for indoor dining with no capacity limits. Takeout or delivery, and drive-through continue to be available.

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Shops are open

All retailers (including shopping malls) are open for in-person shopping with no capacity limits.

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Attractions are open

Attractions like museums, galleries, science centres, amusement parks, zoos, and other similar venues are open with no capacity limits. Capacity limits have been lifted for indoor concert venues and theatres as well. Please confirm protocols with the individual attraction.

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Sports & Recreational Facilities are open

Indoor sports games, leagues, fitness classes, recreational facilities are open with no capacity limits, as well as spectator areas of facilities such as sporting events.

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Hotels & rental accommodations are open

Hotels are open with restrictions. Please check with hotels directly for specific details.

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Meeting & event spaces are open

Indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces are open with no capacity limits. Find out more about Business Events in Toronto.

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Things to do in Toronto today 

Whether you’re visiting now or planning for later, there are plenty of things to do to make the most of your time in Toronto. Explore one of the city's attractions and take in the views in one or a few of our vibrant neighbourhoods. Show love to Canadian businesses by shopping local Toronto-made and curated products. Sample global tastes all over the city. 

You'll find even more inspiration in our Spring Guide to Toronto.

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Take comfort in Toronto Pearson's globally-accredited Healthy Airport program

Travel updates

Stay informed about travel requirements to minimize delays and stress while travelling to Ontario from within Canada or abroad. There are currently no restrictions on travel to Ontario from other provinces within Canada. However, visitors are still strongly advised to avoid travel between regions of high case counts and those with low or no cases.

Travel between regions within Canada: There are currently no restrictions on travel to Ontario from other provinces within Canada. Learn more about travelling to Ontario from within Canada or abroad.

Travelling from outside Canada? Find more information below on international travel into Canada.

Travelling through Toronto Pearson

Plan before you go and learn what you can expect at Toronto Pearson. Whether you’re already packed and ready to go or are part of the soon-to-be travelling public, getting familiar with newer protocols will help you ease back into travel more comfortably. Download this tip sheet for all the key information you need to travel through Toronto Pearson.

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Testing requirements for incoming travellers into Canada are changing on April 1, 2022

International Travel into Canada

All fully vaccinated travellers, including international travellers and U.S. citizens, can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes. As of April 1, 2022, the federal government will be lifting the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement at the border for fully vaccinated travellers. Check if you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller

Entry to Canada is determined by the Government of Canada and may come with restrictions depending on which country you are travelling from. Learn more from the Canada Border Services Agency or check out the resources below. 

​​For partially or unvaccinated travellers who are currently allowed to travel to Canada, pre-entry testing requirements are not changing. Unless otherwise exempt, all travellers 5 years of age or older who do not qualify as fully vaccinated must continue to provide proof of an accepted type of pre-entry COVID-19 test result:

  • a valid, negative antigen test, administered or observed by an accredited lab or testing provider, taken outside of Canada no more than one day before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry; or
  • a valid negative molecular test taken no more than 72 hours before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry, or
  • a previous positive molecular test taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before their initially scheduled flight departure time or their arrival at the land border or marine port of entry. It is important to note that positive antigen test results will not be accepted.

All travellers continue to be required to submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (free mobile app or website) before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may have to test on arrival and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers taking a cruise or a plane must submit their information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before boarding.

For more information, see the Government of Canada's latest update on pre-entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers on April 1.

Stay connected

While the situation remains fluid, we'll continue to provide the most current travel information on this page as we work under the government’s guidance. Check back regularly for updates.