Toronto cancels city-run summer camps due to COVID-19


The City of Toronto is canceling all winter programs planned for the 2020 CampTO vacation in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
According to a press release, following recommendations from Toronto Public Health and Dr Eileen de Villa, the city’s summer camps, which are slated to take place in 30 locations with 706 participants, have been canceled and refunds will be issued to those registered. , including the Learn Enrolled -to-Skate program.

There were nearly 441 registrations for learn to skate programs and 4,919 instructional ski spots available, although registration for instructional skiing has not yet opened.

“Earlier this year, CampTO programs provided children in Toronto with a high-quality summer camp experience, including traditional camp activities, which incorporated public health measures designed to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. , including physical distance, smaller groups, daily health assessments, and more extensive cleaning and hygiene measures, ”the city said in the statement.

“While CampTO has been operating safely and successfully over the summer with these measures in place, the overall number of COVID-19 cases in Toronto and the daily number of cases are much higher now.

This cancellation does not affect recreation and drop-in opportunities at city-run outdoor rinks and other outdoor parks that are permitted to open while Toronto remains locked up, according to the city. .

“The City is reviewing the operations of its Centennial Park and Earle Bales Park ski and snowboard facilities, decisions to open ski slopes and offer recreational skiing and snowboarding will be made in accordance with recommendations from Toronto Public Health .

According to provincial ordinances, registrations for winter recreation and fitness programs will have to wait until more information is shared in January.


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