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Toronto’s Mirvish Productions will drop mask mandates at its live theatres on Canada Day – Toronto

TORONTO — Mirvish Productions is lifting mask mandates at its venues beginning on Canada Day.

The Toronto dwell theatre firm says ticket holders will now not be required to put on face coverings at its reveals, nevertheless, it nonetheless recommends they do.

The protocols are in line with the Stratford Pageant and Shaw Pageant, which now not require masks.

Mirvish operates 4 theatres in downtown Toronto, together with the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre and the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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The choice, introduced on Thursday, comes two days after Broadway theatres additionally pegged July 1 because the date they might drop their masks mandates.

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Canada’s dwell theatre trade has been one of many slowest corners of in-person leisure to carry masks mandates, with film theatres, sports activities arenas and plenty of live performance venues eradicating the requirement months in the past in line with native well being tips.

Mirvish remains to be ramping up after Ontario pandemic closures that shuttered its theatres for 2 years and led its marquee present “Come From Away”’ to shut after a turbulent return from a 21-month hiatus.

In current weeks, Mirvish opened Tony Award-winning play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster,” and kicked off a pre-Broadway run for “& Juliet,” a musical that options the songs of Swedish pop hitmaker Max Martin.

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