Province declares State of Emergency and Stay at Home order as of midnight tonight

Order is to last for a minimum of 4 weeks until at least May 6th


The Provincial Government declared a state of emergency for Ontario and a corresponding stay at home order starting at midnight tonight.

The order is to last a minimum of 4 weeks and shutters all walk-in in-store shopping for non-essential business.

Big box stores will be restricted to selling only groceries, household cleaning supplies and pharmacy items.

Wireless stores, car dealers, optical stores, rental, leasing and safety supply stores will be allowed in-store shopping by appointment.

Restaurants and all non-essential business will be permitted curbside pickup and delivery.

Hours will be limited for non-essential businesses to 7am until 8pm.

Garden Centres will be allowed to remain open but only at 25 percent capacity.

What’s Open and Closed during the State of Emergency and Stay at Home order (check with your local area for an exact list)


  • Malls (for curbside pickup only)
  • Safety Supply Stores (appointment only)
  • Stores that sell, rent or repair assistive devices (appointment only)
  • Rental and leasing services (appointment only)
  • Optical stores (appointment only)
  • Car Dealers, boats or watercraft dealers (appointment only)
  • Wireless Dealers (appointment only)
  • Hours limited to 7am to 8pm
  • Garden Centres (25 percent capacity)
  • Parks and recreation areas
  • Shooting Range
  • Playgrounds
  • Golf courses (facilities other than the course must close)


  • Personal Care Businesses (including hair and nail salons)
  • Gyms
  • Amusement parks, water parks
  • Casinos
  • Concert venues
  • Day camps
  • Horse racing (open for training only, no races and no spectators)
  • Motorsports
  • Museum and cultural amenities

Full details of the announcement available from the Ontario website: