In an announcement on Friday, Premier Doug Ford revealed that businesses in the Peel and Toronto regions will be allowed to open at 12:01 am on Monday, March 8. Ford also announced an end to the stay-at-home order currently in effect in the regions. All non-essential retail stores will be permitted to open with some exceptions. Now that these regions have slid back into the colour-coded system, outdoor gatherings of 10 people will be permitted. Ontario Health Minister, Christine Elliott told reporters that the Ontario government is taking a “safe and cautious approach to returning to the framework.” Come Monday, all regions in Ontario will be out of the province-wide shutdown.