Here’s when community centres will reopen to the public in Mississauga

 

Now that Mississauga has entered Stage 3 of the province's three-phase reopening plan, it's free to slowly reopen facilities that have been closed to the public since March, including community centres.

On Aug. 14, the city took to social media to announce that community centres, which are currently only open for day camps, will be re-opening Sept. 8 with "modified programming in accordance with the province and the Region of Peel's health and safety guidelines." 

The city said more details will be released in the near future. 

On its website, the city said that active living centres, fitness centres, indoor pools, the Mississauga Seniors' Centre, outdoor rinks (Burnhamthorpe, Celebration Square, and Woodhurst), and some arenas (including Vic Johnston Arena) will also reopen on Sept. 8. 

Outdoor pools are open. 

As for the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, the city said large events are cancelled until Sept. 7 and the box office remains closed until further notice. 

On its website, the city said that some arenas are open for ice rentals and that additional facilities will reopen as demand increases. As for banquet halls, the Harding Waterfront Estate is currently available for event bookings that align with gathering limits. C Banquets will be available for bookings in the fall.

The Benares Historic House, Bradley Museum and Small Arms Inspection Building reopened on Aug. 4 with modified access and services. 

Meeting rooms are available as of Aug. 17 at the Living Arts Centre. Church group bookings, the RBC Theatre, studio rentals, info desk, reception and box office will all reopen on Sept. 8. Hammerson Hall will reopen for rental bookings that meet provincial guidelines as of Oct. 1 and community courses are set to resume on Oct. 13.

Most library locations currently offer curbside pickup and book returns, but the city recently announced that beginning Aug. 18, residents will be able to access computers by appointment only at the Burnhamthorpe and Central Libraries. Scanning and some printing services will also be available. 

Residents can continue to use their library card or virtual card to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and other virtual resources. 

All of the city’s playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment are available for use. Sports fields and picnic areas can now be booked to accommodate larger outdoor gatherings as permitted by the province. Non-contact sports are also permitted. 

As of now, all large events scheduled to take place at city facilities and parks are cancelled until Sept. 7, 2020.

To learn more about what's open and closed, click here.

Cover photo courtesy of the City of Mississauga’s official Facebook page

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