Mayor John Tory said that social distance circles will be painted on the grass at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Thursday, to improve physical distancing measures ahead of the weekend.
“This will illustrate proper physical distancing and compliance in a place where we have to do better,” Tory said during a press conference on Wednesday.
The mayor first suggested the idea of painting circles on May 25, after “thousands” gathered in the park on Saturday.
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Chief Matthew Pegg said that there will be increased enforcement at the park over the weekend to educate individuals and ensure that measures are being adhered to.
A review of the social distance circles was being conducted on what occurred at Trinity Bellwoods Park and all response measures were analyzed by park and enforcement professionals, Tory confirmed on Monday.
He noted that the city will keep a “close eye on the park” and that Saturdays typically see larger crowds, which will have constant “vigilance” in respect to Trinity Bellwoods and all parks.
The physical distancing circles measure has been implemented at parks in San Francisco and Brooklyn.