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Ontario Relaxes Capacity Limits at Certain Sport and Event Venues

Ontario is relaxing capacity limits for some venues where proof of vaccination is required, including sports facilities, theaters and concert halls.

Starting Saturday, capacity limits at outdoor events where people stand will increase to 75% of capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less.

For outdoor events where people are seated, the limits will be increased up to 75% of capacity or 30,000 people.

This means the Blue Jays are able to increase the capacity of the Rogers Center in Toronto to 30,000 – from 15,000 spectators – to allow them to advance to the playoffs.

The province also says proof of vaccination will now be required in outdoor environments where normal capacity is 20,000 people or more.

Indoors, cinemas, concert halls, sporting events, banquet halls, convention centers, racing venues, and commercial film and television productions with a studio audience will have capacity limits up to ‘to 50% or 10,000 people, whichever is less.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Kieran Moore says COVID-19 cases and the province’s health indicators have remained stable recently, although that doesn’t mean the province can let its guard down. to the Delta variant.

For Ontario Hockey League teams, that means they can have 50% capacity at their games, starting Saturday.

The regular season begins October 7.

Article by Allison Jones – The Canadian Press, with files from KitchenerToday

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