The Province announced new measures by recommending the immediate suspension of all gatherings over 250 people, with attraction agencies and convention centres expected to respond and take appropriate measures for their properties.
Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Lisa MacLeod issued the following statement today in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario's attraction agencies and convention centres:
"The Government of Ontario's top priority will always be the health and well-being of Ontarians. To help contain the spread of COVID-19, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, has recommended the immediate suspension of all gatherings over 250 people because of this pandemic.
Ontario's attraction agencies and convention centres will be responding to this recommendation and will be taking appropriate measures for their unique properties. This includes:
- Ontario Science Centre
- Royal Ontario Museum
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- Ottawa Convention Centre (Shaw Centre)
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre
- Science North
- Niagara Parks Commission
- St. Lawrence Parks Commission
- McMichael Canadian Art Gallery
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Ontario Place Corporation
- Ontario Heritage Trust
Each agency will provide updates on how they plan to respond to this new development. The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries will continue to provide updates to the sector and the public as the situation evolves.
Our priority is the health and safety of all residents, visitors and staff across the province. We want to thank all of the employers, community partners and frontline workers who are actively working to address this challenge and keep everyone safe and healthy."