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HOCKEY

CITY OF TORONTO BANS CITY-LED EVENTS UNTIL END OF JUNE

TIM TUCKER
MARCH 31, 2020  ·  17H17
The city of Toronto has issued a declaration saying there are to be no public events in the city until after June 30th, three months down the line. However, it appears the decision will not impact sporting events at private facilities like Scotiabank arena where the Toronto Maple Leafs play. That said, the limit of 10 or less people on gatherings would remain in place meaning there could be no one in the stands.


The province of Ontario, and Toronto in particular, has been one of the hardest hit areas of Canada when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. That should come as no surprise considering that's where a major portion of Canada's population is located. As for what this means for hockey's return, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, it means the pause has only just begun.


While the Leafs could technically play at their arena before June 30th, it's doubtful the NHL would go against guidelines set out by city officials.

It's also interesting to note that the NHL extended the self-isolation period for players Tuesday to April 15th, the second time the period has been extended since the league suspended play. With each passing day, the hope for any kind of return for the 2019-20 season seems to take a hit.

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