Toronto-based Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will begin requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for visitors to its facilities and MLSE restaurants in mid-September.
The company owns the Real Sports, E11EVEN, and Hot Stove Club restaurant brands as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, and owning and/or operating those franchises’ related arenas and facilities.
MLSE says the new health and safety protocols will apply to employees, event staff, and guests, but not players.
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“Players are subject to specific protocols agreed by their corresponding league and players association,” MLSE told CBC in a statement on Tuesday.
The company said details and dates on the implementation of the new protocols in MLSE restaurants will be provided in the coming weeks.
“We believe these health and safety protocols are the key to allowing our communities and businesses to reopen safely, to permit full capacity events, and to protect against further lockdowns,” the company added.
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