Update from Toronto Triumph Club regarding the Covid19 Pandemic – 22nd March 2020

We are facing an unprecedented situation with the rapid spread of the Coronavirus during this pandemic.  We all know the current stats, the constantly evolving list of closures and restrictions and the worries we all have regarding keeping ourselves, family and friends safe and healthy. All the official health authorities in our country are providing us with detailed recommendations on how best to limit the spread of this virus. The Toronto Triumph Club board discussed this at length last week via video call and while we don’t have anything startling to say we wanted to bring you up to date with what’s happening in our LBC community.

  • All future Club Meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  • I spoke with the organisers of the Ancaster British Car Flea Market & Car Show and at time of writing this note it is still planned for 19th April.   I suspect that may change and if it does I’ll be sure to communicate it.
  • The drive to Legendary Motors on 25th April has been cancelled as all tours of their premises have been postponed until further notice; hopefully we can plan it for later this year.
  • I spoke with Bert Berry, President of MGCCT, last week and he advised that Spring Fling is still a go at the moment however the MG board will revisit this decision on 17th April.  Again, I’ll let you know what they decide.

One thing we can do now that some better weather is on the way is to organise local drives to exercise our Triumphs but of course everyone must abide by the recommendations made by our health authorities.  Physical distancing is not that difficult when driving but we must make sure to stay at least 2 metres away from our fellow club members when we get together.  We could  meet in parking lots for example to prepare for a drive and then head off into the country … not too far mind you because there will be no places to stop off for a bathroom break!  The first drive could be for 25th April to replace the visit to Legendary Motors and I will commit to organising it in the Burlington / Oakville area.  If anyone else wants to organise a drive in their own area, please let me know and I’ll make sure it’s communicated.

We know that, like us, you are focussed on keeping yourself and your family safe while balancing your daily life.  These extraordinary circumstances are evolving rapidly and we will continue to provide updates as necessary.  In the meantime look after yourselves and we’ll get through this.

On behalf of the Toronto Triumph Club Board

Dave Sims, President