Here Is What’s Open & Closed Following The New Restrictions In Ontario

Here Is What's Open & Closed Following The New Restrictions In Ontario

As of today, January 5, 2022, we are entering many new restrictions in Ontario. The following measures will be in place for the next 21 days, which is until January 27. This of course may fluctuate depending on our health system at the time of completion.

If you’re not familiar with the new restrictions in Ontario or need a refresh, we’ve listed the changes below.


Social Gatherings

  • Indoor gatherings limited to five people or fewer
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people or fewer

Weddings, Funerals, Religious Services, Rites & Ceremonies

  • Indoor services are limited to 50% capacity of the room size
  • Outdoor services are limited to the number of people who can maintain two metres distance



  • Must operate at 50% capacity
  • Safety measures for shopping malls, pharmacies, hardware stores etc. include the above capacity limit with distancing in line ups and safety screenings

Restaurants, Bars & other Food Or Drink Establishments

  • Take out, drive through, and delivery are allowed
  • Food courts remain open for takeout only
  • Outdoor areas are open with restrictions including no more than 10 people per table, patrons must remain seated, no dancing or singing
  • Liquor stores remain open with capacity restrictions and limited hours

barbers, Hair Salons & Tattoo Parlours

  • Must operate at 50% capacity and are by appointment only

Hotels & Motels

  • These establishments remain open except for the indoor gyms, pools, steam rooms/saunas
  • Restaurants within the hotel or motel may offer takeout or delivery only


  • Outdoor parks and playgrounds remain open


  • Open with 50% capacity


Work Offices

  • As of right now, work from home is in place, unless the nature of the work requires workers to be on-site


  • Day and overnight camps are closed

Restaurants, Bars & Other Food or Drink Establishments

  • Indoor service is closed

Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Indoor areas are closed with exceptions, such as child care, court and government services, social services, health services, collective bargaining, and mental health/addiction services up to 10 people

Gyms & Recreational Fitness Facilities

  • Gyms and fitness facilities are now closed with exceptions to those training for the Olympics and Paralympics

Concert Venues & Theatres

  • Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas are closed except for rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted performance

Personal Care Services

  • Saunas, steam rooms, and oxygen bars are closed

Museums & amusement Parks

  • Zoos, CN Tower, historic sites, science centres, and more, are closed


  • All publicly funded and private schools are remote learning until at least January 17

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