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Toronto mayor asks city’s public health unit for gym reopening plan

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Toronto’s mayor says he’s asked the city’s public health officials to come up with a plan for gyms to safely reopen.

Mayor John Tory says he wants a general reopening strategy in place for when Toronto’s scheduled to move out of Stage 2 on Nov. 7.

Gyms are a priority for Tory because he says they’re an important part of public health policy, especially as winter approaches and people are cooped up indoors.

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Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region were moved back to a modified Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plan on Oct. 10 because of their increasing rates of COVID-19.

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York Region was also pushed back on Oct. 19.

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Gyms have been closed in those four regions since they were placed in Stage 2, with only dance classes permitted.

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