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List of what businesses are reopening

As the province continues to battle COVID-19, some businesses have been given the green light to reopen, but must stick to the advice of public health officials on safety measures.

Here is the list of businesses that can reopen to the public:

May 19

  • Retail stores with their own street-front entrances, under restrictions
  • vehicle dealerships
  • media operations
  • vehicle emissions inspection facilities
  • off-leash dog parks
  • outdoor multi-use fields and sports facilities
  • water sports, such as waterskiing, rowing and sailing (no swimming pool sports)
  • tennis courts (no clubhouse)
  • athletics, such as track and field and shot put
  • horse racing
  • rod and gun clubs
  • scheduled surgeries and procedures in hospitals, independent health facilities, clinics and private practices, based on ability to meet specified pre-conditions
  • religious services for drive-in only
  • certain health and medical services, based on ability to meet specified pre-conditions
  • libraries for pickup or deliveries
  • indoor and outdoor household services, such as cleaning and maintenance
  • veterinarians for regular appointments
  • pet grooming
  • non-essential professional services for physical, engineering and life sciences’ research labs

May 16

  • Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.
  • Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use.
  • Private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.
  • Businesses that board animals, such as stables, may allow boarders to visit, care for or ride their animal.

May 14

  • Barrie Landfill will reopen five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for urgent and essential waste
  • LCBO extends hours at most locations, opening Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  It will remain closed on Mondays until further notice. 

May 11

  • Retail stores with a street entrance - Curbside pick-up only
  • Below-grade, multi-unit residential construction projects
  • 500 provincial parks and conservation areas - day-use only. People will be able to access all parks and conservation reserves for free until the end of May.


May 9

  • Hardware stores and safety supply stores


May 8

  • Garden centres and nurseries


May 4

  • Garden centres and nurseries - Curbside pickup and delivery only
  • Lawn care and landscaping
  • Essential construction projects, including: Shipping and logistics, broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure, any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services, municipal projects, colleges and universities, child care centres, schools and site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential development
  • Car washes: Automatic and self-serve only
  • Auto dealerships - By appointment only
  • Golf courses can prepare for their upcoming season, but are not open to the public as of yet
  • Marinas can begin preparing for the season, but boats placed in the water must be secured to a dock at all times until further notice

Information provided by ontario.ca.

The province plans to reopen in three stages, with each stage lasting at least two to four weeks before moving to the next phase.
With files from CTV News Toronto