Toronto Cancels City-Led and Permitted Events Through June 30

March 31, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2020

TORONTO—Canada’s largest city has announced it is canceling all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the CCP virus pandemic.

Mayoral spokesman Don Peat said the cancellation applies to events that get city permits like parades and festivals and does not include sporting events like Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs games. Professional sports in North America are on hold because of the pandemic but there is some hope by leagues that play could resume before June 30.

Tory said the health and safety of residents has to be the priority and said physical distancing is critical. He added that it is in line with the province’s ban of gatherings of more than five people.

The decision to cancel was made in consultation with Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health.

Toronto has at least 628 confirmed cases of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, including eight deaths.