Some City Outdoor Activities to Resume Friday

Posted On Thursday June 10, 2021

The Ontario government has given provincial orders to move into Step 1 of the ‘Roadmap to Reopening’ plan on June 11 at 12:01 am, with an initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower.

“We have been working hard to reopen city services and amenities following the Province’s announcement to enter step one earlier than expected and in accordance with Provincial restrictions,” said Norm Gale, City Manager.

City Amenities Currently Open:

  • Marina & boat launches
  • Golf Courses
  • Skate parks
  • Sports Fields
  • Tennis Courts & Tennis Centre
  • Basketball courts

City Amenities Opening in Step 1:

  • Trowbridge and Chippewa Campgrounds
  • Chapples Golf Course outdoor patio
  • Outdoor Fitness at select Community Centres
  • County Park, Franklin Street, Prince Arthur's Landing and North End Park splash pads (anticipated opening of June 19)
  • Heath Park and Art Widnall Outdoor pools (anticipated opening of June 25)
  • Sandy Beach (Chippewa) and Boulevard Lake Beach (anticipated opening of June 25)
  • Summer Camps & Playgrounds Program (starting July 5)

Outdoor sports and recreational facilities may now open to allow outdoor fitness classes, personal training, or training for team or individuals sports subject to a capacity limit of 10 people per class.

Outdoor recreation and small group activities are allowed for up to 10 people. Anyone engaging in physical exercise in the amenity, including any training session, must maintain at least a three metre distance from anyone else within the amenity.

Teams sports cannot be practiced or played within outdoor amenities except for training sessions for sports teams, provided the training does not include a game or scrimmage. No game or sport that is likely to bring individuals within three metres of each other may be played or practiced within the amenity.

Operations at Victoriaville Centre and McKellar Mall will remain largely unchanged based on regulations under Step 1. Screened public access to the Mall for essential businesses and food service take-out will continue to be only available through the McKellar Mall doors (by Renco Home Foods) and Justice Avenue doors. Access to non-essential retail businesses that have exterior access to a street or sidewalk will only be through their individual exterior access points.

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Contact:       Stacey Levanen, Supervisor – Corporate Communications, 625-3650

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