This is What the Social Distancing Circles Looked Like at Trinity Bellwoods (PHOTOS)

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Trinity Bellwoods Park looked a little different this weekend, as the public put the recently painted social distancing circles to use.

Last week, Toronto staff painted white circles on the grass of the popular park to give visitors visual guides that outline safe socializing areas while ensuring park-goers can enjoy their time outdoors while maintaining the required distance suggested by health officials to stop the spread of the contagious novel coronavirus.

READ: Social Distancing Circles Have Officially Arrived at Trinity Bellwoods Park

The pilot project comes after thousands crowded into the downtown park two weekends ago, with many people breaking distancing rules.

Now when you arrive at the park you’ll notice grids of painted circles roughly 8 feet in diameter and 10 feet apart. Each circle is large enough for two adults from the same household laying down or three adults from the same household sitting cross-legged.

The circles are only in the east field, near the baseball diamonds and tennis court, for now, but the City said it will revisit the park to add more circles following a ten-day assessment period. Mayor John Tory previously said the circles will help “illustrate proper physical distancing” and “help with the measurements but also help to ensure compliance in a place where we simply have to do better.”

Alongside Toronto’s initiative, social distancing circles have also popped up in city’s where residents have limited access to public space including at parks in Brooklyn and in San Francisco.

Here’s a look at what the first weekend with the social distancing circles looked like.

 

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