It has been a long three and a half months, but Toronto has finally entered Phase 2 of gradual reopening! This exciting shift means we can welcome back our hair and beauty salons, barbershops, and restaurant patios. The weather has been in our favour, making all of this much more exciting. Of course, the details of Toronto’s reopening for Phase 2 are vast, with many safety protocols put into place. Being knowledgeable about these protocols helps ensure we can continue to support local businesses while keeping ourselves and others safe.
Toronto Patios Reopening
Bloor-Yorkville is home to countless fabulous patios! With the weather on our side, now is a great time to get out and explore our restaurant offerings. With physical distancing in full effect, our restaurants and bars have set up their patios to allow for ample spacing (with tables at least six feet apart), with some designing brand-new outdoor seating options.
Guests should note that they’ll only be allowed indoors to pay (with card), use the washroom, or to access the patio. Most restaurants recommend calling ahead or booking tables online in order to avoid wait times, allowing restaurants to keep their on-site numbers reduced and allow seating to run as efficiently as possible. We encourage you to visit our Bloor-Yorkville Restaurants & Bars online directory to plan your patio hop!
Toronto Barber Shops & Salons Reopening
Without a doubt, salons, barbershops, and nail salons have become some of the most sought-after services during Phase 2. Our neighbourhood is filled with some of the most coveted salons in the city, as well as unique barbershops. In order to re-open, these businesses have had to implement stringent new protocols, including plexiglass barriers, secluded blow-dry stations, handwash stations, and mandatory face masks for both staff and clients.
Much like restaurants, salons are requesting that clients wait outside before their appointment, allowing the staff to ensure that all spaces have been thoroughly cleaned and that only the allotted number of patrons are inside at one time. Various studios are also requesting that clients bring as few personal items into the space as possible to help reduce the demands for sanitation. Taking the time to learn the new protocol will help all of our businesses succeed during Phase 2. While beauty salons are up and running, it’s important to note that no facial treatments can be performed at this time.
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Stay Protected with Washable Masks
To continue to enjoy the reopening of our businesses and our wonderful outdoor spaces, it’s important we all do our part to keep each other safe. One of our retailers, family-owned Over the Rainbow, recently launched their Anti-Microbial (AMIC) Mask, made for everyday use, providing protection up to 98% from particulate matter. The mask is made from multi-layered, anti-microbial, non-woven bonded filter technology and can be washed up to 50 times. There are three sizes available, and they are a fantastic investment in your health and safety. You can order your AMIC mask online here or visit the store inside Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West.
Toronto Outdoor Spaces Reopening
With many hidden parks in Toronto, you’re sure to find somewhere to enjoy your morning coffee or perhaps an afternoon picnic. With health and safety in mind, we invite you to browse some of our outdoor spaces and enjoy the summer weather while it’s here!
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