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Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower, garden festival, cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Canada Blooms said the event will go on as planned in Toronto beginning March 13.
Canada Blooms said the event will go on as planned in Toronto beginning March 13. File photo/Global News

Canada Blooms has been cancelled amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The event was scheduled to take place March 13 to 22 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto’s Exhibition Place.

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Canada Blooms was initially scheduled to move ahead until it was cancelled late Thursday afternoon after the Ontario’s chief medical officer of health’s announcement.

“This is the first time we have had to suspend operations and underscore the importance of the measures being undertaken by Ontario’s chief medical officer of health,” Canada Blooms says.

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Attendees who have already bought tickets will be notified by email of the cancellation.

There are currently 59 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ontario, including a baby under the age of one.