Mayor John Tory announced the updated regulations for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on Thursday.
“This will help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our city,” Tory said.
“As the restart and reopening begins, we know that more people will be back on the TTC… at the same time, physical distancing will become a greater and greater challenge.”
The TTC board will need to approve the recommendation at its meeting next week, though TTC CEO Rick Leary has already said he supports the plan.
“I want to make sure people know our system is safe for both customers and employees,” Leary said.
Toronto also announced on Thursday a plan to give out one million non-medical masks to transit users, with a focus on low-income and marginalized communities.