This is the right decision and the right time for us to further reopen our economy.
This decision reflects the significant progress we’ve made as a City and a Region over the past three months.
Cases have stabilized and we are on the tail end of the curve with only 5 new cases reported yesterday.
This is no small feat, and it is thanks to the actions of our entire community and that of Peel Public Health that we are where we are today; thank you.
Friends and family will once again be able to enjoy a cold beer on a patio, a dip in the pool, playing a game of soccer, or getting a haircut with their favourite stylist or barber.
Our local businesses who are our friends, neighbours and family members, will need our help to get back on their feet after what has been a very challenging time.
We are working to reopen City facilities and amenities captured in Phase 1 and begin to open those included in Phase 2.
Starting today, we are happy to be reopening remaining park amenities in Stage 1:
- Basketball Courts
- Sports fields – for casual use, no bookings
- Remaining parking lots
Remember, gatherings of 10 or less applies to all sports activities.
On Monday June 29, we will start reopening the following amenities in Stage 2:
- Splash pads, with the exception of Huron Park and Frank McKechnie, which are currently under construction
On Saturday July 4, we will start reopening:
- The wading pool at Celebration Square
- Outdoor pools – for fun and lane swims. Pre-registration will be required. You can no longer just drop-in for a swim.
- Artificial turf fields
- Select baseball diamonds
- Cricket fields
- Picnic areas
- Photography permits in our parks and;
- Soccer fields as of July 13.
While we celebrate this important milestone, we must commit to keeping COVID-19 prevention top of mind and making it a part of our daily lives.
Remember to: wash your hands, wear a mask, keep physical distance, don’t gather in large groups, and get tested. Only when we all do all four will we stamp out this virus.