COVID-19 Protocols

Last updated: October 27 2021

Proof of vaccination

As of Oct 22, 2021, everyone entering our theatre must provide proof of vaccination and a piece of government issued identification.

Maintaining a safe space

Our theatre is equipped with 4 rooftop HVAC units, and sanitation measures were added to ensure all high touch areas are cleaned frequently.

Masks & PPE

Masks will be required inside of our building. Please continue to practice social distancing at the theatre.

For our audiences

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The safety of our staff, performers and patrons are of the utmost importance. The vaccination policy will be implemented as an open-ended one, with any changes informed by updates relating to infection rates, transmission data, variant developments, and local and federal health regulations.

Take a look at our detailed Covid-19 protocols below. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at info@passemuraille.on.ca

As of Oct 22, 2021, everyone entering our theatre must provide proof of vaccination by presenting their Enhanced Vaccine Certificate (QR code) or the receipt of vaccination with a form of government-issued identification. Anyone who is not vaccinated must meet our exemption requirements to enter the theatre. New ticket buyers will view multiple messages online notifying them of the vaccine requirement before and after they purchase their tickets. 

Ticket holders will bring their proof of vaccination or completed exemption requirements to the theatre on the day they are attending the show. (Please do not send it in advance as we cannot store this information on your file. Theatre Passe Muraille will not be storing or publically sharing any health record information.)  

  • Access your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate (QR code) here.
  • Access your Vaccination Receipt here. You can either print this document or save it digitally.
  • If you have access to the Toronto Public Library, any branch will print your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate (QR code) or your Vaccination Receipt. Learn more here.

Here are a few examples:

  • The theatre is equipped with 4 rooftop HVAC units that constantly cycle the air in the building. The Mainspace is further equipped with two ceiling fans that draw air upwards to the HVAC air intake. These systems were revisited at the beginning of the pandemic and shall remain on at all times.
  • There are added sanitation measures to ensure all high touch areas are being cleaned and sanitized.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available outside of the washrooms and inside each theatre.
  • In areas that are too narrow for two people to pass within 2 m distance. You must yield at the doorways and hallways and wait for one person to pass through one-at-a-time

Any patron needing an exemption due to a medical condition or disability will need to complete this form and bring the signed form along with a proof of a negative COVID test (molecular or PCR) that was administered by an official testing centre to the event. The test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to entry. Rapid test (antigen) results will not be accepted for entry.

  • Until the vaccine is approved in Canada for such usage, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will need to complete a self assessment form, be asymptomatic as well as be masked and socially distanced in order to attend a TPM performance.
  • For all other situations please contact us at info@passemuraille.on.ca, and the need for PCR testing will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Yes, masks will still be required inside our building. We will continue to follow Public Health guidance in this regard. 

  • Please examine our vaccine exemption requirements to see if you qualify for an exemption.
  • If you do not qualify for an exemption, we wish you would reconsider your choice as this is a matter of public health, and the safety of the Theatre Passe Muraille community. 
  • Until vaccinations are not a requirement made by the Government of Ontario you will not be permitted inside Theatre Passe Muraille.

To find a vaccination site near you, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/! See you at the show!

For our staff & artists

As of Oct 22, 2021, all employees (existing and new, fulltime, and part-time), volunteers, contractors & limited term personnel/artists, audiences, renters and 3rd parties, must provide proof of vaccination by Ontario’s QR code and verification app or a paper or digital receipt of vaccination with a form of government-issued identification.

This mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy applies to any individual working, attending or visiting the following Theatre Passe Muraille premises:  Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue and Theatre Passe Muraille Office, Unit 502, 555 Richmond Street.

When Theatre Passe Muraille is in rehearsal or performing at any other venues, reserves the right to apply this Mandatory Vaccination Policy for any individual employed or engaged by Theatre Passe Muraille and, if applicable, any additional vaccination or COVID-19 safety policies held by the venue.

COVID-19, spreads from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets and aerosols. At the theatre (16 Ryerson Avenue), the building is equipped with 4 rooftop HVAC units that constantly cycle the air in the building. The Mainspace is further equipped with two ceiling fans that draw air upwards to the HVAC air intake. These systems were revisited at the beginning of the pandemic and shall remain on at all times.

Artists and staff must show their second-dose vaccine receipt along with a valid photo I.D. card the first time they enter the theatre. Once you have shown your proof to an appointed TPM staff member a note will be made in a private document that you have shown proof in person. Once this has been documented you will not be required to show your vaccine receipt for future visits. If you would not like your status to be recorded you must bring in your vaccination receipt every time you enter the building. 

Any artist/staff member needing an exemption due to a medical condition or disability is required to complete the attached form and hand it in to the appointed TPM staff member along with your negative COVID-19 test results. Please read the COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Accommodation Form for more information. The exemption form and negative COVID-19 test results will be required every time you enter the theatre. COVID-19 tests must be taken every 72 hours if you will be at the theatre for an extended period of time. Other accommodations, such as working from home if appropriate, may be put in place. The cost of additional testing will be covered by TPM should the exemption be medical or due to a disability. 

Please note that unless an exemption to this mandate has been stated and confirmed to you or your company, all the above applies. 

Information about COVID-19 vaccination status and/or negative COVID-19 tests must be submitted to TPM, in accordance with the established process, as such information is reasonably necessary to assess the risk to Individuals. Vaccination records will be maintained documenting COVID-19 vaccination status and/or negative COVID-19 tests in a secure manner and will only be collected, used, or disclosed as may be necessary for legitimate operational purposes, or as directed or requested by governmental authorities. TPM will only retain records indicating vaccination status and/or test results, and will not retain copies of the vaccination certification itself.

a. Current Employees: all current full-time or part-time employees, whether working onsite or remotely must provide proof of being fully vaccinated by November 22nd, 2021within 30 days of this policy coming in effect. Until an employee’s vaccination certification has been submitted and confirmed by Theatre Passe Muraille’s designated representative, the employee may not enter onto any of the TPM premises.

b. New or returning employees and volunteers: all new or returning full-time, part-time or seasonal employees and volunteers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated prior to their first shift or scheduled day on any TPM premises. This includes but is not limited to permanent employees, seasonal front of house staff and ushers, etc.

c. Contractors and limited-term employment: all new contractors and limited-term employees, including but not limited to freelance, unionized and non-unionized artists and production/technical personnel, must provide proof of being fully vaccinated before or at the time of contract execution.

d. Renters and 3rd Parties: Employees, personnel or patrons of a third-party company working at 16 Ryerson Avenue must present valid proof of full vaccination to the designated TPM employee before entering the TPM Premises. Admittance onto site will be prohibited without proof of vaccination.

e. Visitors: At this time, any visitors to any TPM premises must be pre-approved for admittance prior to arrival and, if approved, must present valid proof they are fully vaccinated to the designated TPM employee or representative before admittance into our building or office space.

 As of October 1, 2021, Theatre Passe Muraille will only engage individuals (staff, volunteers, and contractors) who are fully vaccinated to be present in person until further notice. 

Please note: All patrons who attend a performance at any Theatre Passe Muraille premises and/or production are required to present valid proof that they are fully vaccinated upon entry to any of the theatres. If a medical or a disability exemption prevents providing this document, patrons may attend by providing the results of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken in the last 72 hours. It is understood that children under 12 years of age are ineligible to receive a Covid19 vaccine; they are not required to submit a negative PCR test, but must be asymptomatic, complete a self-assessment form, and remain masked and socially distant at all times while on the premises. For all other situations the need for PCR testing will be assessed on a case by case basis.

General Health and Safety Information

You can practice these personal hygiene & protective measures to keep you and our community safe!

Socially Distance

Socially distance when possible! Enter the doorways or hallways one at a time, waiting for the other person to pass all the way through and pass the line before you enter

Wear Masks

Surgical masks will be provided. Usage of surgical masks or other face coverings will follow Ontario’s guidelines including fit, disposal, and cleaning. Masks may be removed for drinking and eating temporarily.

Wash Hands

Wash your hands often with soap and water (for 20 seconds) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

Sanitize

Wipe down surfaces after you touch them whenever possible.

When coughing/sneezing

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.

Vaccine Chats

On October 28th, Theatre Passe Muraille hosted a chat between Artistic Director Marjorie Chan, Dr. Harjot Atwal, Dr. Alia Dharamsi, and Janelle Noel from Women’s College Hospital to answer some of our community’s burning questions about vaccinations and the new vaccine protocol. How safe should theatre patrons feel in a space where everyone is fully vaccinated and masked? How do the vaccines actually work, and how did they come to market?