Masks are still required at Square One and other malls in Mississauga


Published March 21, 2022 at 7:14 pm

Square One Mississauga

Technically, anyone entering a mall in Mississauga, such as the Square One shopping centre, has to wear a mask for a few days yet.

Monday, of course, marked the first day the province said that masks were optional in most public indoor settings, save for hospitals, long-term care centres and public transit. But Mississauga’s masking bylaw is in place till March 31 and would need to be lifted at a city council meeting, which is not until Wednesday (March 23). It appears that the bylaw will be scrapped.

For now, though, Square One’s Shop Safely webpage notes, “Please be advised that masks remain mandatory when visiting Square One in accordance with the City of Mississauga By-law 0169-2020,” referring to the masking bylaw. A post with an identical message was added to Square One’s Instagram Stories.

Similarly, the Erin Mills Town Centre’s site notes, “Effective March 21 as per City of Mississauga By-Law 0169-2020, masks are still required when visiting Erin Mills Town Centre.”

It also appears that City of Mississauga bylaw officers will no longer write tickets. But a business does have the right to refuse service to a member of the public.

Malls returned to 100 per cent capacity on March 1, when many COVID-19 protections were eased by the province. That included lifting the requirement to check vaccination records.

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