Health and Safety
We are doing all we can during these challenging times to uphold our duty to keep our staff, artists and patrons safe — both so that we can keep everyone healthy and so that we can continue our return to live performance. The dance: made in canada/ fait au canada (d:mic/fac) inTO focus outdoor experience has been designed with the safety and comfort of patrons, artists, and staff as the top priority. We will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible.
While most of our community is lucky enough to be fully vaccinated, not everyone has had the same opportunity to as of yet. While the vaccine keeps you safe from the more severe side effects of COVID-19, you can still pass the virus to those who are not fully vaccinated.
The leading health authorities agree that masks, when worn properly, are currently one of the most effective measures to suppress transmission of COVID-19, along with social distancing and hand sanitizing.
For this reason, all patrons and staff are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth (aside from those under the age of two) for the entire duration of their time in the Amphitheatre.
In line with regional and provincial requirements, masks can be non-medical disposable masks or cloth masks that are made of a tightly woven fabric material, that completely and comfortably covers the nose, mouth and chin.
The following forms of face masks are not accepted:
- Masks with exhalation valves
- Face shields
- Scarves and bandanas
- Neck gaiters (neck warmers)
To see Health Canada’s guidelines on the effectiveness of various types of masks and face coverings, please visit canada.ca.
Those without a mask will not be permitted entry into the Amphitheatre.
Upon arrival, and before patrons are granted entry to the Amphitheatre, all patrons must complete a self-assessment health questionnaire and temperature check administered by a staff member.
Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19.
Reduced Contact and Physical Distancing
As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, temperature checks, box office transactions, and health screening. Staff will be equipped with masks, face shields, and gloves to keep you safe.
Staff, stanchions, barriers, and signage will be in place throughout the Amphitheatre to ensure physical distancing is maintained for patrons.
Audience members will be seated in designated marked areas, or Pods, that can accommodate up to 4 people from the same household. Pods will be physically distanced across the seating area. Seating in the amphitheatre consists of grassy ledges. In the effort of preventing transmission of COVID-19, we will be unable to provide cushions of blankets to make your seating extra comfortable so please be sure to bring your own blankets and pillows.
Weather and Clothing
Please dress appropriately for chilly September weather! While it might be warm enough during the day, when the sun goes down it will get cold. Come prepared with a sweater, layers and/or a blanket to keep you cozy and comfortable during the show.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the site. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized both prior to and following each performance.