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City of Mississauga Update: Government of Ontario Opens Recreational Amenities Provincewide

COVID-19 | May 20, 2021

*Last updated on Friday, May 21 – spray pads are permitted to reopen as part of outdoor recreational amenities

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that several outdoor recreational amenities will be permitted to reopen in Mississauga starting May 22, 2021 under the current Stay-at-Home Order.

“I am pleased to see that the Province is hearing what municipalities have to say regarding lifting restrictions on outdoor recreation,” says Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Outdoor activity is important from a mental health perspective and with the warmer weather here, we know residents will be accessing these amenities more. I want to thank all Mississauga residents for doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and encourage those who haven’t received their vaccine yet, to do so. This is the best way to help us end the fight and get back on track.”

Outdoor Recreation
Effective Saturday, May 22 the following will be permitted to reopen:

  • Outdoor recreational amenities in Mississauga, including:
    • Golf courses and driving ranges
    • Tennis and basketball courts
    • Baseball diamonds and batting cages
    • Soccer and other sports fields
    • Lawn bowling and bocce
    • Marinas
    • BMX and skate parks

City staff will be preparing to open these amenities over the weekend. The community is encouraged to continue to wear a face covering and physical distance appropriately when a safe distance can’t be maintained (two metres/six feet).

Golf Courses
Reservations for Braeben and Lakeview Golf Course will open tonight at 9 p.m. for tee times starting this Saturday, May 22. For more information, visit mississauga.ca/golf.

Public Marinas
Credit Village Marina and Lakefront Promenade Arena are preparing to open as of Saturday, May 22. Any boats that are being stored offsite can plan to dock at their respective slips this weekend. Our boat transportation contractor will be on-site starting Wednesday, May 26 to launch boats currently stored in Lakefront Promenade Marina Storage area and will complete all boat launches by Friday, May 28.

All boaters should contact the marina office prior to arrival. Boaters with slips at Credit Village Marina should confirm slip locations due to low water levels.

Outdoor Gatherings
In addition, the regulations will allow outdoor gatherings up to five people, including outdoor wedding receptions. Wedding ceremonies, religious services and rites are permitted indoors or outdoors with a maximum of 10 people.

Not Permitted
The following amenities or activities are not permitted and remain closed:

  • Outdoor pools and spray pads*
  • Team sports may not be played or practiced on fields courts
  • Outdoor fitness classes not permitted

The Province also announced a Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province which outlines when other sectors like outdoor dining, personal services and outdoor fitness can safely reopen.

The current Stay-at-Home Order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential reasons, such as grocery shopping, going to the pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), outdoor exercise or for work that cannot be done remotely.

For a full list of the restrictions and enforcements, please visit ontario.ca/covid19.

For information on City Services, please visit the City Services Status page.

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Media Contact:
Amy Camara
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 4839
amy.camara@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151