No more capacity limits at Mississauga community centres and cultural facilities
Published February 15, 2022 at 11:32 am
After months of restrictions due to COVID-19, Mississauga residents can once again visit community centres, cultural facilities and some other indoor venues without thinking about capacity limits.
As of Thursday (Feb. 17), the City of Mississauga will lift capacity limits in all community centres, culture facilities and museums following Monday’s announcement by Ontario Premier Doug Ford that the province is moving to the next phase of reopening.
However, capacity limits will remain in place for entertainment and sporting venues for the time being.
Facilities in Mississauga such as the Living Arts Centre and Paramount Fine Foods Centre (home of the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads and the Raptors 905 basketball farm team) will reopen later this week at 50 per cent audience/spectator capacity.
Full capacity at those venues will be allowed once again starting March 1.
Additionally, proof of vaccination will still be required in most indoor settings until March 1, when that restriction will be lifted across Ontario as well.
“I want to thank all Mississauga residents who took the time to get vaccinated and boosted, and for doing their part to help us get to the point where the Province can further ease public health measures,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a press release today (Feb. 15). “It’s been a long road, but we’re finally turning the corner. I encourage all residents to visit our City facilities, but to also keep making responsible choices, including isolating when they have symptoms and of course getting vaccinated and boosted when they’re eligible.”
As of this Thursday, the following City of Mississauga services will be adjusted:
- capacities at all community centres, cultural facilities and museums will return to standard limits, including fitness centres, arenas, pools and gymnasiums, with the exception of spectator areas (will remain limited to 50 per cent)
- proof of vaccination with a QR code continues to be a requirement until March 1
- libraries will continue to offer in-person services, with capacity based on keeping two metres’ distance from one another
- proof of vaccination is not required to use the library
- meeting and event spaces are available for permitting at standard capacities, with some limited restrictions still in place
- ticketed events are permitted up to 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity
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