City allows access to parks, tennis courts

City allows access to parks, tennis courts

The bad news is that they're all still closed, along with playgrounds, play structures and equipment, and outdoor fitness equipment.

The city has no plans to reopen baseball diamonds and sports fields at this time.

After a lengthy discussion by the city council on the COVID update as well as the discussion on reopening the parks and continuing events that was presented by Director of Parks and Recreation Sue Fitzpatrick, the direction was given at the meeting last week.

Members of the Riverbank City Council have directed City Staff to open the parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, park restrooms and skate park with a few restrictions.

However, Lake Shore Boulevard's eastbound lanes between Coxwell Avenue and Kew Beach Avenue near those parks will be closed this May 23 weekend as part of the city's ActiveTO road closures to allow more space for physical distancing. "We are counting on everyone to do their part to keep following the health precautions that will ensure these are safe places for all to enjoy".

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The only adverse effect at those doses was redness and soreness in one patient's arm where the shot was given. The world grapples with the coronavirus disease, with over 4.89 million people infected with the virus.

Crowds of people hit up public spots like Underpass Park to take advantage of their new freedom.

Meanwhile, staff are also getting ready to open more than 600 tennis courts starting this weekend.

The City of Toronto's municipally run golf courses are open for the 2020 season under public health guidelines.

"People must always stay two metres (six feet) apart while visiting the City's parks". River Road Golf Course will remain closed until further notice.

Already, the City opened more than 70 off-leash dog parks across Toronto on Tuesday. So will outdoor pools, spray pads, and wading pools.

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