September 27, 2021
On September 1, the Ford government had announced that a Vaccine Certification System would begin rolling out in Ontario province wide in two phases in order to access non-essential businesses in Ontario, such as gyms, indoor restaurants, movie theatres, and concert halls. The first phase being that showing proof of a COVID-19 vaccination using official Ontario printed receipts would be mandatory province wide beginning as of September 22.
The second phase being using a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport System in Ontario, which would show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination using QR codes either printed on paper, or stored digitally using a smartphone, would be mandatory province wide beginning as of October 22. Ontario Government Issued Photo ID must also be presented in both phases.