Mississauga suspending some city programs due to new COVID-19 restrictions


Published October 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm


The city says it will be adjusting some of its programs in response to the new provincial restrictions and recommendations from Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health regarding COVID-19.

“While I know today’s decision by the province is disappointing for many, especially our business community, it is being made to best protect the health and safety of Mississauga residents and all those across the Greater Toronto Area,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie on Friday.

“While our daily averages in Peel remain relatively stable at 60 to 100 cases a day, we know this can change at any moment. It takes just one lapse to undo all our hard work and push us into a second wave.”

Beginning today (Saturday, October 10), the following changes will be in effect for these city facilities and programs:

Suspended until Saturday, November 7

  • registered and drop-in indoor fitness and dance classes
  • all weight room and fitness centre use
  • registered and drop-in team sport programming such as basketball, soccer and shinny
  • adult and youth soccer leagues

Running with new limited capacities

  • registered and drop-in programs for non-team sports such as badminton and pickleball
  • registered and drop-in aquatics programs
  • registered arts and learning programs

Running with existing public health safety measures in place

  • public swimming including lane, leisure and fun swims
  • public skating including fun skates

Additionally, the following restrictions will be in place for rental permits effective today:

  • No scrimmage or game play (indoors and outdoors)
  • Meeting room rentals limited to groups of 10
  • Theatres continue to be closed (Living Arts Centre theatre and Meadowvale Theatre)

The city says residents will be notified by email of any impacts to their programs or rentals.

For the latest updates on the city’s response to COVID-19 and service impacts, click here.

Cover photo courtesy of @idris.yyz

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