Toronto extends cancellation of major in-person events as COVID-19 variant cases rise | CBC News

Toronto extends cancellation of major in-person events as COVID-19 variant cases rise | CBC News
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Mayor John Tory says Toronto is extending the cancellation of in-person major events to July 1 as the city looks ahead to another summer in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the events that will once again be moved online: the Toronto Marathon, Canada Day celebrations, the Juno Awards and the NXNE music festival. 

You can see the full list of events that are impacted here

That update also comes as chief medical officer Dr. Eileen de Villa laid out new numbers for the city’s variant cases, revealing a growth of about 200 possible cases in just two days.  

Toronto currently has 72 cases that have been confirmed to be variants of concern (VOC).

There are, however, 710 cases that have screened positive for “mutations of interest” and are expected to soon be lab…



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