Diaspora Events | The City of Toronto Extends Ban on Major in-person gatherings until July 1, including Canada Day Celebrations – Citing Covid Concerns

Posted February 26, 2021 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Diaspora Events ~ 1,928 views


The City of Toronto has extended a cancellation of major in-person events until July 1, including Canada Day celebrations, citing coronavirus concerns.

Officials said in a news release Wednesday that the cancellation affects City-led and City-permitted “major outdoor events.” Included are festivals and other large in-person gatherings on City property.

Outdoor Major Events — The City of Toronto has extended the cancellation of City-led and City-permitted outdoor major events through July 1, 2021 and all outdoor special event permits during this time period are cancelled. This includes festivals and other large gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and Civic Squares.

The City is committed to working with event organizers to mitigate the impacts of these cancellations and to determine potential future dates once it is safe to do so.

Event Permits — No new permits will be issued until there is further direction on mass gatherings from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health.

Event organizers are encouraged to contact the relevant permitting bodies at the City or Toronto Police Service officers/liaisons they have been working with. Alternatively, event organizers can contact the City at

The above development therefore means that the annual Uganda Canada Business Expo & Convention will be held virtually this year in accordance with Covid protocols on Saturday July 3rd 2021 starting at 8 am. A detailed statement will follow as we continue to engage the Toronto Courtyard Marriott Hotel, the City of Toronto and our other event partners.

Further event inquiries can be directed at the event website or contact email

News Source – City of Toronto Press Release!

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