Toronto – The Ontario government has amended an emergency order allowing the use of community and allotment gardens across the province during COVID-19.
In a press release on Friday, the government says that these gardens are now recognized as essential by providing a source of fresh food, especially for those who face food insecurity.
These gardens are an essential source of fresh food for some individuals and families, including those who face food insecurity.
Local medical officers of health will provide advice, recommendation and instructions that the gardens must meet in order to operate, such as physical distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting commonly used equipment and surfaces.
In addition, the Province is changing an emergency order to help make sure there is food security for some individuals and families amid the pandemic.