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Toronto cancels city-led and permitted events to June 30

Toronto cancels city-led and permitted events to June 30 Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: March 31, 2020 05:31 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest city, Toronto, is canceling city-led and permitted events through June 30.

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Mayor John Tory says that includes Pride Toronto in late June. Tory says the health and safety of residents has to be the priority and says physical distancing is critical.

Gatherings of more than five people are currently banned in Ontario.

Mayoral spokesman Don Peat said it applies to events that get city permits like parades and festivals and does not include sports events like the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs.

Toronto has at least 628 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, including eight deaths.

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