Health and Safety

Breakout recognizes that in these times health and safety is a complex issue for conventions. Events around the world are trying to strike a balance between ensuring the safety of their guests and ensuring a positive experience while managing the changing recommendations of public health organizations. 

After a great deal of consideration, we have decided that there will not be a convention-wide mandatory mask policy in 2024. However, we strongly encourage their use. Recognizing that there are those who would still feel more comfortable in a masked setting, we have booked some additional dedicated hall spaces in which wearing masks will be mandatory.

Those hall spaces will be clearly marked with posted signs indicating that masking is mandatory while inside the hall. All worn masks must be large enough to completely cover the nose and mouth without gaping. The following halls will be mask mandatory spaces:

Simcoe-Dufferin: (Friday – Sunday) – Board Games/RPG events and open-gaming
Civic South: (Saturday) – Bring and Buy auction
Civic North: (Saturday) – Guest Panel sessions

Please be respectful of your fellow gamers - Breakout is an inclusive environment and we expect no harassment against any who choose to wear a mask outside of the mask-mandatory space.

This policy is subject to change at any time closer to the event in order to follow the recommendations of the Local and/or Provincial health authorities. A limited number of masks will be available at the registration desk for those who need them, on a first come-first served basis.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding our health and safety policy, please reach out to us at

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel - Cleaning Protocols

The Marriott hotel chain and the Sheraton in particular have implemented many new measures to improve health and safety practices in response to Covid-19. These can be found on their website here. The Sheraton has also provided a document on their 'Commitment to Clean' protocols at the hotel which can be viewed here.