In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, announces changes to the province’s system for imposing public-health measures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier is joined by provincial ministers Christine Elliott (health) and Rod Phillips (finance), as well as Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.
Under the new system, Ottawa, Peel and York region will move out of modified Stage 2 on November 7. Gyms and indoor dining will resume under capacity limits. Toronto will follow a week later on November 14, at the request of mayor John Tory for extra time.