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UPDATED: Masks Required: Which Cities are Mandating Masks on Transit

EssentialsTransit

UPDATED: Masks Required: Which Cities are Mandating Masks on Transit

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The ever-evolving recommendations and requirements surrounding masks in public spaces can be hard to keep up with, but Rocketman has your back! Check out our handy-dandy guide to which cities have decided on mask rules for public transit and where you may be able to get a free mask for your travels. If you’re planning to purchase a few masks for yourself and your family, check out our guide to Where to Buy Canadian-Made Masks Online for organizations that are also donating to community relief efforts.

We’ll be keeping this table up-to-date as the situation changes, so check back to stay informed on your city!

Stay ahead of your commute by using Rocketman for real-time transit alerts, arrival times and our new crowdedness feature to avoid busy times on your journey.

City Mask Requirement & Date Link
Toronto As of July 2nd, masks are required; TTC will be handing out one million masks, focused on low-income neighbourhoods CP24
Vancouver Masks are strongly recommended for all riders; Translink is selling branded masks for customers. CTV
Victoria Masks are recommended for all riders; people who can avoid travelling at peak times are asked to do so. Times Colonist
Calgary Masks are recommended for all riders; the city is distributing free masks through transit, police, housing, and drive-thru partners. CTV
Edmonton Masks are recommended for all riders. CTV
Saskatoon Masks are recommended for all riders. Saskatoon Transit
Winnipeg Masks are recommended for all riders. CTV
Ottawa Masks are required for all riders as of June 15; the city is handing out 200,000 masks to riders who do enter transit without one. Ottawa Citizen
Mississauga Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. BlogTO
Brampton Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. Global News
Guelph Masks are required for all riders as of June 16. CBC
Newmarket Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Richmond Hill Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
King City Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
East Gwillimbury Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Aurora Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Newmarket Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Kitchener-Waterloo Masks are recommended for all riders. Grand River Transit
Oshawa Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Ajax Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Pickering Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Whitby Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Scugog Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Clarington Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Brock Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Barrie Masks are recommended for all riders. City of Barrie
Cambridge Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
Elmira Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
St. Jacobs Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
New Hamburg Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
Thunder Bay Masks are recommended for all riders. Thunder Bay News Watch
Kingston Masks are required for all riders. City of Kingston
Uxbridge Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Durham Region Transit
Hamilton Masks are required for all riders. Global News
London Masks are required for all riders as of July 20. CTV
Burlington Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. Burlington Transit
Milton Masks are recommended for all riders. Milton Reporter
Oakville Masks are required for all riders. City of Oakville
Montreal Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC
Sherbrooke Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC
Laval Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC
pexels-photo-3983428

Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com

The ever-evolving recommendations and requirements surrounding masks in public spaces can be hard to keep up with, but Rocketman has your back! Check out our handy-dandy guide to which cities have decided on mask rules for public transit and where you may be able to get a free mask for your travels. If you’re planning to purchase a few masks for yourself and your family, check out our guide to Where to Buy Canadian-Made Masks Online for organizations that are also donating to community relief efforts.

We’ll be keeping this table up-to-date as the situation changes, so check back to stay informed on your city!

Stay ahead of your commute by using Rocketman for real-time transit alerts, arrival times and our new crowdedness feature to avoid busy times on your journey.

City Mask Requirement & Date Link
Toronto As of July 2nd, masks are required; TTC will be handing out one million masks, focused on low-income neighbourhoods CP24
Vancouver Masks are strongly recommended for all riders; Translink is selling branded masks for customers. CTV
Victoria Masks are recommended for all riders; people who can avoid travelling at peak times are asked to do so. Times Colonist
Calgary Masks are recommended for all riders; the city is distributing free masks through transit, police, housing, and drive-thru partners. CTV
Edmonton Masks are recommended for all riders. CTV
Saskatoon Masks are recommended for all riders. Saskatoon Transit
Winnipeg Masks are recommended for all riders. CTV
Ottawa Masks are required for all riders as of June 15; the city is handing out 200,000 masks to riders who do enter transit without one. Ottawa Citizen
Mississauga Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. BlogTO
Brampton Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. Global News
Guelph Masks are required for all riders as of June 16. CBC
Newmarket Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Richmond Hill Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
King City Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
East Gwillimbury Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Aurora Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Newmarket Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. York Region Transit
Kitchener-Waterloo Masks are recommended for all riders. Grand River Transit
Oshawa Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Ajax Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Pickering Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Whitby Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Scugog Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Clarington Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Brock Masks are recommended for all riders. Durham Region Transit
Barrie Masks are recommended for all riders. City of Barrie
Cambridge Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
Elmira Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
St. Jacobs Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
New Hamburg Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Grand River Transit
Thunder Bay Masks are recommended for all riders. Thunder Bay News Watch
Kingston Masks are required for all riders. City of Kingston
Uxbridge Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. Durham Region Transit
Hamilton Masks are required for all riders. Global News
London Masks are required for all riders as of July 20. CTV
Burlington Masks are required for all riders as of July 2. Burlington Transit
Milton Masks are recommended for all riders. Milton Reporter
Oakville Masks are required for all riders. City of Oakville
Montreal Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC
Sherbrooke Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC
Laval Masks are required for all riders as of July 13. CBC

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