Toronto officials may shut down parks after thousands gather on Saturday


Toronto officials expressed discontent on Saturday after large crowds gathered at a downtown Toronto Park to enjoy the weather decided to ignore the physical distancing protocols.

Thousands of people congregated at Trinity Bellwoods Park, near Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue, despite repeated calls from public health officials to avoid large gatherings as Ontario continued to see a rise in new COVID-19 cases after being on the decline for a number of weeks.

Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was disappointed to see so many people breaking the social distancing rules.

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