Though staying at home remains the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19, when pick-ups at grocery stores, pharmacies or restaurants are necessary, physical distancing can be challenging.
The City announced steps today to address spacing on sidewalks near businesses where line-ups cause crowding or where temporary pick-up parking causes congestion.
Toronto Public Health and Transportation Services have identified more than 100 hot spots across the city where curb lanes could be incorporated into the sidewalk space to reduce conflicts or where new pick-up parking options could be added. The City will initially roll out Curb Lane Pedestrian Zones and Temporary Parking Pick-Up zones in 10 locations downtown.
Businesses noticing crowding on sidewalks or dealing with pickup parking challenges can learn more about eligibility criteria, program guidelines and apply for the program at http://www.toronto.ca/covid19BusinessTO.