The Ontario Government press release on Thursday, May 20th 2021 read:

Roadmap to Reopen is a cautious three-step plan that will guide a safe and gradual reopening of the province and the lifting of public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health system indicators.

The process is phased in over 21 day periods, starting in 25 days. Effective this Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, Outdoor Recreational Amenities are allowed to open. These include golf courses, tennis courts, skateboarding parks, sports fields, BMX and skate parks, shooting ranges and archery ranges. While it is clear that motorsports facilities like the oval track at Sunset Speedway or the road course at Toronto Motorsports Park are not included as Outdoor Recreational Amenities, questions remain whether a go-kart track is closer to a Superspeedway or a golf course. The three steps of the plan (applied province-wide) are as follows:

Step 1: Monday, June 14th, 2021

  • Sports: outdoor team sports – training only, 10 people max, 3m distance
  • Sports: indoor closed, except for high-performance athletes
  • Motorsports: Outdoor with capacity and crew restrictions. No spectators

Step 2: Monday, July 5th, 2021

  • Sports: Outdoor sports leagues open
  • Sports: Training for professional or amateur athletes and/or competitions
  • Motorsports: Open with spectator capacity and other restrictions

Step 3: Monday, July 26th, 2021

  • Sports: Indoor open, with some restrictions
  • Sports: Outdoor open, with some restrictions
  • Motorsports: Open with spectator capacity and other restrictions

It is expected that go-kart tracks will open this weekend for practice, with limited participants. Expectations are high that the season (or at least spring training) will commence on Saturday, June 19th, 2021.

Stay tuned…

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