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The City of Toronto announced on Friday [May 14] that it is extending the cancellation of “in-person ” major participatory events until September to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Included in its list of cancelled outdoor events are the grand parade of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, the Caribbean Junior Carnival, the King and Queen competition and Pan Alive.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has also been cancelled.
The decision to cancel these summer events, made in consultation with Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, the City’s Emergency Operations Centre, Toronto Police Service and the organizers, follows the previous cancellation of all such events up to July 1 and supports the directive that “physical distancing is critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19,” says a news release from the City.
Commenting on the cancellation, Toronto Mayor John Tory said ” the City and the vast majority of Toronto residents are doing everything we can right now to stop the spread of COVID-19 and get vaccinated.