Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is moving into lockdown — its highest alert, what it calls grey status — as it tries to mitigate an increasing coronavirus emergency.
The Peel Region, just west of Toronto and including Mississauga, will also be placed in the grey status.
As part of the designation, public or social indoor gatherings are not allowed. Weddings, funerals or religious services may have up to 10 people indoors. All outdoor gatherings cannot include more than 10 people.
Also, restaurants and bars may have no indoor or outdoor service though takeout is permitted. Essential retail, like pharmacies and grocery stores, can open, but at 50% capacity. All other retail is closed except for curbside pickup.
Casinos, movie theaters and museums will all be closed. Media production facilities, including Toronto’s thriving film industry, can only operate with proper social distancing on set.
Cases in Toronto have gradually increased since maintaining a seven-day average of under 100 per day through most of August. The city reported a one-day high of 1,581 cases on Nov. 14 and the seven-day average reported Friday was 1,373 per day.
ABC News’ Matt Foster contributed to this report.