SoulCycle closing Canadian locations until 2021 due to COVID-19

Nov 14 2020, 5:11 pm

SoulCycle is closing both of their Canadian locations until at least the end of the year due to COVID-19.

The company has one spin studio in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood, and another in Yaletown in Vancouver.

In an email to members, SoulCycle said the decision was made due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place in both cities, as well as their expectation that harsher measures are on the horizon.

“Out of an abundance of caution and in anticipation of additional government mandates, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close both SoulCycle locations in Canada through at least the end of 2020,” the company said

“This was not an easy decision, but with the current pandemic-related policies in place, it’s the one we had to make with the health and safety of our riders and staff in mind.”

SoulCycle closed their Toronto King Street location in July due to the effects of the pandemic.

Indoor group fitness classes are closed in Toronto until at least December 11. They are prohibited in Vancouver until at least November 23, unless they have an updated and approved COVID-19 safety plan.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’S Provincial Health Officer, said that indoor fitness classes are “venues where we have seen rapid spread of the virus.”

Gyms in both cities remain open with limited capacity.

SoulCycle said they will continue to monitor the government’s guidance and will update members on a reopening date “when the time is right.”

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