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Annual 'Halloween on Church' party cancelled due to COVID-19

Last Updated Sep 11, 2020 at 3:54 pm EDT

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In the latest event cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Halloween on Church street party will not go on this year.

Organizers confirmed the news on their website, saying they plan to find alternative ways to support local businesses in the area.

“In alignment with the Stage 3 Provincial Guidelines, the Church-Wellesley Village will not host a street event for Halloween on Church,” the statement reads.

Halloween on Church typically see’s thousands gather in brilliant costumes and usually opens as a pedestrian-only boulevard from 6:30 p.m. on Halloween night.

The cancellation follows Ontario Premier Doug Ford urging children not to trick-or-treat this year as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the province.

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