GTA mayors expected to announce that masks will be mandatory while indoors

TORONTO -- Several Greater Toronto Area mayors are expected to announce this morning that they will make it mandatory for residents to wear masks in indoor settings.

The mayors and chairs of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area municipalities wrote an open letter on Monday asking the province to issue a blanket order for all large municipalities but Health Minister Christine Elliot refused to do so, citing the fact that local officials already have the authority to implement the policy under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

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