Jun 29, 2020
By Gavin Day
GTHA mayors are looking at the possibility of making face coverings mandatory in public areas where physically distancing isn’t possible.
As things stand now, masks are only recommended at places like grocery stores.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie says she’s already discussed the matter with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. Toronto Mayor John Tory said last week that he’s opening to imposing such a rule across the region.
The matter of masks will also be discussed as Toronto city council holds a virtual meeting today and Tuesday.
A number of cities are already jumping on the mandatory mask bandwagon. Kingston has imposed a rule and will even fine those who don’t comply.
Premier Doug Ford has said there will be no provincial rule imposed as it’s too difficult to enforce.
TTC riders will have to wear face coverings starting Thursday, July 2.