Ontario extends emergency orders to June 19


TORONTO — Ontario is extending its emergency orders for another 10 days, including banning people from dining in bars and restaurants, and gathering in groups larger than five.

The orders had been set to expire June 9, but the province announced today that they are being extended until June 19.

They include the closure of child care centres, though Premier Doug Ford has said that a phased reopening plan for them will be announced early next week.

Extending the emergency orders also means the continued closure of bars and restaurants except for take-out and delivery, libraries except for curbside pick-up or delivery, and theatres.

It also means that Ontarians looking to use playgrounds, or beat the heat at public pools and splash pads are out of luck until at least June 19.

The province recently extended its state of emergency until June 30.


  1. What would happen if stores and restaurants just went ahead and opened up? Would Ford really take them to court? Does he even have a legal right to do so?

  2. Hey Doug look out your window and see the large crowds of protesters, they are in crowds greater than 5 and no social distancing, what do you and Tory have to say about that. I know they have the right to protest but they are breaking the law the law that you enacted and have been threatening every one in Ontario with until now. A few weeks ago you and Tory were shooting off your yaps and telling people not to push you or you would shut the parks down again. I guess it must be ok for protesters to bring the virus back to their family. I would love for you to go on tv and explain why these laws are not being enforced.Time to get rid of these laws that you won’t enforce and rip up all those tickets you have handed out.

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