For the first few months of the pandemic, parks were a prominent gathering spot where Ontarians chose to get out of the house.
But now as restrictions are loosened, crowds are swarming beaches across the province. A popular hangout spot for beachgoers in Cherry Creek turned into thousands of people celebrating the beach reopening, with little to no social distancing or use of face masks.
“You look at the pictures, it looked like South Beach, Florida. You see what happened down in Florida, there was 4,000 cases in one day the other day,” said Premier Doug Ford on Monday.
With summer weather in full swing and Ontarians spending the past three months in lockdown, Dr. Nadia Alam, a family physician and anesthetist in Georgetown, Ont., understands the urges people are feeling to reclaim their summer.
“It is human nature to want to get back to the normal you knew, but