City of Toronto

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On September 14, the Ontario government released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations in implementing proof of vaccination requirements for their customers, effective September 22. Businesses and organizations will be responsible for ensuring they meet the provincial requirements for proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination and personal identification (e.g. driver’s license, birth certificate, utility bill, etc.) is required for many participants, visitors and spectators entering indoor areas of fitness centres and weight rooms, arenas, pools, gymnasiums, sport and fitness programs, meeting and event spaces and theatres, with some exemptions.

All other public health measures such as health screening, contract tracing, masking, physical distancing and capacity restrictions will continue.

Permit holders are responsible for verifying proof of vaccination in accordance with Government of Ontario regulations and guidelines when admitting participants or spectators to a City of Toronto facility. At some facilities like Community Centres with shared amenities, Community Recreation staff may verify proof of vaccination during regular program hours.

In addition, patrons are required to show proof of vaccination and personal identification each time they enter a recreation facility and business as an organization is not authorized to retain any vaccination information provided by a customer or patron.

A full list of where proof of vaccination is required is available by reviewing The Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act. Appendix A speaks to the requirements for patrons in ‘Indoor Sport & Recreational Fitness Facilities’.

Should you have questions about your permit or the proof of vaccination requirements, please contact your Client Services representative.


Client Services
Parks, Forestry & Recreation