Toronto’s Distillery District is shutting off their holiday lights to support the province-wide lockdown that began at 12:01 am on Saturday, December 26.
The district said that in an effort to support the lockdown, they will turn off the lights of the grand Christmas Tree and canopy lights until the end of the lockdown.
The lockdown is scheduled for 28 days in southern Ontario, with the last day being January 23. Then the Chief Medical Officer will evaluate the data to see if the lockdown should be continued.
In efforts to support the lockdown set out by our provincial government, #DistilleryTO will be turning off the lights of the grand Christmas Tree & canopy lights today (December 24th, 2020) at 3:00PM. The lights will remain off until the end of the lockdown (📸: @eleonorastyle_) pic.twitter.com/WLaoZ3zxqJ
— Distillery District (@DistilleryTO) December 24, 2020
In September, the Distillery District announced that it would cancel the annual Christmas Market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, the new restrictions in the province prohibit indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people, of which those not in the same household must be distanced.
On Saturday, the Distillery District will resume curbside pickup and take out for their local businesses.