Mississauga adjusts city services to suit new Ontario COVID-19 measures


Published December 17, 2021 at 7:54 pm

Mississauga will begin adapting city services on Sunday (Dec. 19), in conjunction with the new capacity settings that have been set by the province.

The city will limit overall capacity to 50 per cent at culture and recreation facilities, including Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Mississauga Steelheads (Ontario Hockey League) and other live event partners at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Living Arts Centre. Any affected ticket holders will be contacted in advance regarding refund information. Concessions will be temporarily closed, and spectators must remain seated during any events and wear a mask at all times.

Meeting spaces at city facilities will close by 11 p.m..

The city will not be implementing any additional reservation requirements for drop-in programs and activities at this time. These programs and activities can be accessed on a first-come, first served basis. More information about the effects on city programs is available at mississauga.ca/recreation-and-sports.

“The City of Mississauga supports the restrictions announced today,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a statement. “Although we were all hoping that further restrictions would not be necessary, we can’t ignore the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and we need to ensure we are doing all we can to slow the spread of this very transmissible strain of COVID-19. Please consider smaller gatherings for this holiday season to help protect the progress we’ve made this far in the pandemic.”

The province’s 50 per cent capacity limit in indoor public settings includes bars and restaurants, personal care services, gyms, indoor recreational amenities, retailers (including grocery stores and pharmacies) and marinas and boating clubs.

The other protective measures that the province introduced include:

  • The number of patrons permitted to sit at a table will be limited to 10 people. Patrons will be required to remain seated in restaurants and bars
  • Bars and restaurants, meeting and event spaces will be required to close by 11 p.m.
  • Takeout and delivery will be permitted beyond 11 p.m.
  • The sale of alcohol will be restricted after 10 p.m.
  • Food and drink services will be prohibited at indoor sporting events and concert venues.

More information is available at ontario.ca/covid19.

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