TORONTO -- The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many businesses to close and many events to be cancelled.

Here is a full list of everything affected:


  • All tourist attractions
  • All theatres
  • All concert venues
  • All restaurants and bars, except those that provide takeout or delivery options
  • All casinos
  • All major fitness centres, as well as most smaller gyms
  • All organized public events of more than 50 people are prohibited, including parades
  • All Hudson's Bay locations for two weeks 


  • Malls remain open but many companies have made independent decisions to close their stores until further notice
  • Cadillac Fairview malls - Eaton Centre, Fairview Mall, Sherway Gardens, Shops at Don Mills: The company says effective on March 16, operating hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will remain in place for two weeks
  • Yorkdale Mall: Regular shopping hours will remain. However, management says it is offering retailers an option to reduce their operating hours to 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. starting March 16.
  • Square One Shopping Centre: The mall says that it will give its retailers the option to reduce their operating hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Monday. The mall itself will remain open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • All indoor recreation facilities
  • All public libraries
  • All childcare facilities
  • All publicly funded Ontario schools will be closed from March 14 through April 5.
  • All communal services within places of worship
  • Toronto city hall and Metro Hall


  • The NBA has suspended its season
  • Major League Soccer has suspended its season
  • The NHL has put its season on pause
  • The MLB has postponed the start of its season
  • The English Premier League is suspending all matches
  • The National Lacrosse League has suspended its season
  • All March Madness games have been cancelled, the NCAA said Thursday


  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice says they are suspending operations
  • Via Rail is suspending its long distance Eastern and Western routes -- The Canadian and The Ocean -- until March 27.
  • The Ontario legislature
  • The House of Commons and Senate are shutting down