As the City of Toronto enters Stage 2 of its reopening framework, some of its most visited and iconic are undergoing preparations to reopen.
Attractions all over the City are getting ready to open their doors and allow their visitors to come back.
Some attractions have measures put into place to ensure the health and safety of visitors.
Here is a list of Toronto’s major attractions and when they will reopen.
The CN Tower will be welcoming guests back starting July 15. Tickets will go on sale on July 1. Guests will then be able to go up to the CN Tower observation levels.
The CN Tower has said that they have conducted “enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-frequency touchpoints, using electrostatic disinfectant spray system, as well as hand disinfecting of high-touch and difficult-to-clean areas.”
The Toronto Zoo will be giving members early access to their opening on June 27. They have said that they are still finalizing the details but that members will be receiving an email in the coming days with information and timed ticketing options.
The zoo will be announcing its public opening next week.
We're very excited to welcome back members to the Zoo beginning June 27th! 🦁 We are still finalizing details, but please check your email in the coming days for information and timed ticketing options. pic.twitter.com/ehpIWKVZfh
— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) June 23, 2020
Ripley’s Aquarium will be opening on Friday, June 26. They will be providing guests with timed ticket entry. These online reservations are required “to manage capacity limits and minimize touchpoints at the entrance.” They have also recommended that all guests wear facemasks.
All programs, dive shows, and tours have been temporarily suspended. There will be no food or beverages for sale. There have also been social distancing markers placed in lines to reduce contact.
The Aga Khan Museum will reopen to the public on June 27. Tickets can be bought online, in advance. Timed entry tickets have been put into place to control the flow of visitors. Face masks are also required to be worn by all visitors over the age of two.
Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the museum. The museum has also asked for guests to maintain physical distancing while in the galleries.
Guests will soon be able to dine at the Casa Loma castle. Casa Loma has turned the estate gardens into an “outdoor dining experience.” Reservations begin on June 25. Visitors will also receive complimentary admission to the gardens.
Dine at the castle with us this summer!
We will be turning our stunning estate gardens into an outdoor dining experience.
Complimentary admission to the gardens included.
— Casa Loma (@CasaLomaToronto) June 22, 2020
Visitors can also book a table at the Blue Blood Steakhouse now. The patio will be opened on June 24.
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— BlueBlood Steakhouse (@BlueBloodStk) June 22, 2020
The Toronto Islands will be opening to the public on June 27. Visitors must buy tickets online in advance. There will be a limit of 5,000 tickets per day. Tickets will also only be valid for the selected day of purchase.
All passengers on the ferry will be required to wear facial coverings. To reduce crowding, the City is encouraging visitors to travel outside of peak times. The busiest time for travel from the terminal to Toronto Island Park is between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, and between 3:30 and 6:30 pm for the return trip.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will be opening its doors to members and annual pass holders on July 2. Timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be booked starting on June 25 for members and June 26 for annual pass holders.
The public will be able to purchase timed entry tickets on July 16 and be able to start visiting the gallery on July 23. The AGO has said that reopening preparations have been underway for numerous weeks. They also said that their top priority is the health and safety of employees, volunteers, and visitors.