Come Monday, the Province of Ontario will start allowing a small group of businesses to reopen.
Premier Doug Ford adds that in the coming days and weeks, as Ontario meets additional health targets, more businesses will be added to the list.
Many of the businesses reopening Monday May 4th are seasonal, which the Province is confident can operate safely.
As of Monday, businesses such as lawn care and landscaping businesses, garden centres and nurseries with curbside pick-up and delivery only, community gardens, no-touch car washes, auto dealers by appointment only and certain essential construction projects will be allowed to reopen.
Marinas and golf courses can also start getting ready for their upcoming season, but won’t be allowed to reopen just yet.
“Today we have the groundwork in place, we have the critical pieces we need in place, we have a framework and targets – we have clear. sector specific health guidelines,” said Ford. “And with these critical pillars in place we are in the position now to look at what we can open up safely.”
Ford says the businesses being allowed to reopen are ones that can operate safely physical distancing-wise with both their staff and customers and ones that can provide contact-free services.
For the full list of businesses that can reopen Monday, click here.