Published Jun 22, 2020Earlier this month, Ontario's film and TV industries opened back up as parts of the province entered Stage 2 of reopening — although Toronto and other regions of Southern Ontario were left out. That's now changing, as the City of Toronto (along with the Peel Region) will be entering Stage 2 on Wednesday (June 24).
According to the latest set of guidelines, film and TV production will be allowed to resume, so long as physical distancing is maintained among individuals on set.
Additionally, drive-through and drive-in venues will be allowed to reopen for films, concerts and other events. That's very good news for July Talk and their planned drive-in concerts.
Stage 2 also allows for "small outdoor events." Festivals and concerts are still banned, but "cultural celebrations, animal shows and fundraisers" will be permitted, so long as they follow social distancing guidelines and keep attendance size within the restrictions. It remains to be seen whether this allows for any very small-scale music performances in outdoor spaces.
Additionally, hair salons are opening back up — so even if artists can't play concerts, at least they can look spiffy for new promo photos.
The Windsor-Essex County region is still remaining in Stage 1 of reopening. Read the full details on Stage 2 right here.