John Tory May Cancel All Mass Events In 2020

Remember when 2020 was gonna be ‘the year’? Well it’s become the year of cancellations. Mayor Tory warns that the cancellations of events in Toronto may stretch longer than anticipated. Although we are hoping all the effects of COVID-19 will leave Toronto soon, the Mayor hinted that they still may cancel all events in 2020, even the Santa Clause Parade.

On Tuesday night, April 28, Tory shed some light on the status of future events in the city.

“They are all on the table,” Tory told CP24 on Tuesday night.

“You know, people may say ‘Santa Claus Parade, November!’

“Well, if at November we’re much better off but things are still delicate in terms of our crowd of a million people gathering out on the sides of our streets and the medical officer of health says to me that we should cancel the Santa Claus Parade, then with deep regret — as has been the case with Pride, Caribbean Carnival, and a host of other things — then I will go to the Santa Claus Parade people and recommend that it be cancelled.”

After the cancellation on the Pride this year, the mayor has cancelled all large gatherings until June 30th and still hasn’t made a decision about Canada Day Celebrations in Toronto.

“We haven’t yet made a decision on Canada Day although all the municipalities around us have cancelled their Canada Day festivities,” he added.

“I’m really searching, at the very least, to make sure we have a spectacular fireworks display somewhere everybody in the city can see it.”

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