Update March 13, 2020:
The Toronto Consort’s season finale (Fellowship of Creatures, May 8-10) is currently proceeding as planned, pending further COVID-19 developments. We are closely monitoring the public health developments as they are announced.
As a precaution, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre is closed to the public from Monday, March 16 until Monday, April 6th. As such, our box office will be available by phone (416-964-6337) and online (TorontoConsort.org) only during this period.
Please revisit this page for further updates.
Updated March 12, 2020:
The Toronto Consort is closely monitoring the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will follow any directives and guidelines issued by government authorities, including Health Canada and Toronto Public Health.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) currently assesses the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. This risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. The Toronto Consort will update this page accordingly, and will check with Public Health twice per business day (at 9pm and 1pm) for their current assessment.
The Toronto Consort takes the health and wellbeing of our patrons, performers, volunteers, and staff very seriously. The following practices have been instituted as precautionary and preventative measures:
• Hand sanitizer is available in all office and public spaces, and requests that all who enter these spaces use it
• Increased sanitization has been implemented in The Toronto Consort offices, Box Office, and performance venues
• Patrons, performers, volunteers, and staff who experience flu-like symptoms are encouraged to stay home
We are continuing with all concerts and events until further notice, and we will continue to follow the guidance of Health Canada and Toronto Public Health.
The Toronto Consort asks you to take the following steps to aid efforts to contain this outbreak:
• If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness of any kind (e.g. fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.) please refrain from attending The Toronto Consort events until all symptoms have subsided. A fever should be gone for at least 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. It is also recommended that anyone experiencing these symptoms refrain from external contact for a minimum of 14 days
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, them immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
• If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
If you are travelling, please familiarize yourself with information about areas where infection rates are high and follow the Government of Canada’s protocols surrounding travel to those areas and return to Canada.
We request that individuals who have travelled to, or have come in close contact with anyone who has travelled to, highly-impacted countries, refrain from attending The Toronto Consort concerts and events until a period of 14 days has passed. Please review the information provided by the Government of Canada by clicking here.
The Toronto Consort staff are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email info@The Toronto Consort.org or call 416-966-1045 to reach us.
From Health Canada: by clicking here or clicking here.
From the Ontario Ministry of Health: by clicking here.
From Infection Prevention and Control: by clicking here.
From Toronto Public Health: by clicking here.