covid wedding

Toronto wedding linked to at least 23 new cases of COVID-19

Four wedding-related events that took place at the end of August have resulted in at least 23 new cases of COVID-19, according to York Region Public Health

Between Aug. 28 and 29, four events connected to the same wedding were held at a private residence in Whitchurch-Stouffville, at the Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Centre at 47 Baywood Road in Toronto, at the Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple at 1 Morningview Trail in Toronto, and at a private residence in Markham. 

The first confirmed case as a result of these events was reported on Sept. 2, and a total of 23 people are now confirmed to have been infected to date (18 residents of York Region, four residents of Durham Region, one resident of Peel Region).

"Anyone who attended these or other events related to this wedding are advised to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms until Saturday, September 12, 2020 as they may have been exposed to the infection," public health officials say. 

The public health unit says they've followed up with known close contacts of the identified cases and directed them to self-isolate for 14 days as well as go for testing, and they say they're continuing to work with the family to notify attendees about the potential exposures.

Anyone who attended any of these four events is advised to self-monitor for symptoms, seek testing (if symptomatic or concerned about exposure), and download the COVID-ALERT app

In both Toronto and York Region, indoor wedding and funeral venues are currently allowed to operate at a maximum of 30 per cent capacity.

"As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community," notes a release from the public health unit, "residents are reminded to follow public health advice to wash hands often, practice physical distancing, stay within their social bubble of no more than 10 people, wear a mask in indoor settings or when physical distance cannot be maintained and remain at home when ill."

Lead photo by

Google Maps


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto neighbourhood uses For Lease signs to shed light on struggling small businesses

Here are the rules for mask usage during Toronto's lockdown

Another construction crane collapsed in Toronto

Doug Ford admits allowing big box stores to stay open is unfair to local retailers

Toronto neighbourhood has had it with concrete company after cyclist killed by truck

Another storage unit party took place in Toronto this weekend

These are the rules for seeing other people during lockdown in Toronto

This is what's open and closed in Toronto during lockdown