The City of Toronto has extended the outdoor sports field season, leaving outdoor sport and multi-use fields open until October.
According to the release, the extension will run until October 25, and almost 700 sports fields will remain open.
“I’m proud that we have worked to extend the outdoor field season, which was shortened by COVID-19, so that residents will continue to have the opportunity to safely train and practice across Toronto this Fall,” said Mayor John Tory.
The season opened on July 6 for team training while permits were issued for the summer season. The season typically ends in September; however, due to COVID-19, the season was shortened during Stage 2 of the reopening process.
But as part of Stage 3, the City has decided to extend the season while limiting the activities and number of people on the field.
To comply with provincial restrictions, team training and games with leagues are capped at 50 participants on all city outdoor sport and multi-use fields.
“To allow for physical distancing and comply with provincial orders restricting gatherings, the capacity at the City’s outdoor sport and multi-use fields remains reduced to 100 people per field,” said the City.
“Players should continue to use individual equipment wherever possible and permit holders should ensure that any provided equipment is cleaned between use. Permit holders continue to be required to maintain attendance records to facilitate Toronto Public Health contact tracing if needed.”