The City of Toronto has launched DriveInTO which will allow for temporary drive-in entertainment experiences across Toronto this summer. From films to concerts to sports broadcasts, drive-in entertainment will offer an opportunity for Torontonians to re-engage with their city.
Toronto residents will be able to experience DriveInTO at the following locations:
- Ontario Place
- CityView Drive-In at 20 Polson Pier
- Friday Night Lights at Downsview Park
- CF Movie Night at CF Sherway Gardens.
The City has partnered with local film festivals to provide free programming to the public at Ontario Place and CityView Drive-In at 20 Polson Pier this summer.
To help event organizers safely design and produce these temporary events, Toronto Public Health has created a COVID-19 guidance document for drive-in and drive-thru entertainment.
Each DriveInTO location will be independently produced, programmed and ticketed. More information about DriveInTO is available on the City website.
More information about the City’s Cultural Festival Recovery Program is available on the City website.
“Today’s announcements demonstrate the City’s unwavering commitment to the arts and culture sector in Toronto. Through these new programs like DriveInTO, we can ensure that despite an ongoing pandemic, and rules around large gatherings, residents can continue to experience the remarkable arts and culture sector that make our city so unique. By supporting events and festivals in our city, we can increase access to residents during these challenging times and help rebuild a sector that has been greatly impacted by the pandemic.” ~ Mayor John Tory
Under the Province of Ontario’s reopening plan, gatherings of more than ten people are not permitted in Stage 2. Should provincial emergency orders change, the City will adjust and issue permits in accordance with the provincial direction.
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