Visit the City's COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus webpage for more updates on changes to City services. 

The 55 Plus Centre is currently closed for the Grey Level Lockdown 

Spring programs

Due to the new Ontario lockdown measures, the Spring programs that were to begin on Monday, April 12 will now be changed to begin on Monday, May17 (subject to change based on regional public health measures). Classes that were to run for 10 weeks will now change to 6 weeks. Credits for missed classes will be processed to customer accounts and 55 Plus staff will be calling participants to process refunds.

*The City of Thunder Bay remains in Grey: Lockdown (maximum measures) of the Province's COVID-19 Response Framework, and only essential City services are operating during this time.

The following service level changes will be made for recreation facilities:

Older Adults facilities and associated in-person programs at 55 Plus Centre and West Arthur Community Centre will remain closed until the region moves to ‘Orange - Restrict’.

While these facilities and in-person programs remain closed, the following programs/services will continue:

  • Telephone assurance and chat line
  • Various health and wellness virtual workshops
  • Monthly Good Food Box pick-up
  • Income Tax Program
  • River Street Café for curbside pick-up

For a listing of impacted services, visit: City updates are posted to this page as they are announced. All residents are asked to follow public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19.  


The Cafe remains open for take out only. See the River St Cafe page for up to date menu and information.


When the facility re-opens pre-screening is required prior to entering. Paper copies will be available at the entrance, but filling out the online pre-screening tool helps us reduce line-ups. 

Fill out the online Pre-Screening Tool

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Holiday Closures

 2021 Holiday Hours

The 55 Plus Centre is CLOSED on the following holidays: 

  • Family Day - Monday, February 15, 2021
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Victoria Day - Monday, May 24, 2021
  • Canada Day - Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • Civic Holiday - Monday, August 2, 2021
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving - Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Remembrance Day - Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Christmas closure: Friday, December 24 to Sunday, January 2. 


See what the centre has to offer

Our mission is to provide quality recreational, educational, and social opportunities in a welcoming environment for those 55 plus. Drop in today and check out all that there is to do at the 55 Plus Centre. Learn more about our:

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