Today, the Ontario government announced that several outdoor recreational facilities in Mississauga will be allowed to reopen as of May 22, 2021 under the current stay-at-home regulation.
“I’m excited to see the province hear what local governments have to say about the lifting restrictions on outdoor recreation,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Outdoor activities are important from a mental health perspective. Given the warmer weather, we know that residents will have more access to these amenities. I want to thank all of Mississauga residents for doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to encourage those who have not yet received their vaccine. This is the best way to end the fight and get back on track. “
From Saturday May 22nd, the following can reopen:
- Outdoor recreational facilities in Mississauga including:
- Golf courses and driving ranges
- Tennis and basketball courts
- Baseball diamonds and batting cages
- Football and other sports fields
- Lawn bowling and bocce
- BMX and skate parks
City officials will prepare to open these facilities over the weekend. The community is encouraged to continue to wear face covering and appropriate physical distance if a safe distance cannot be maintained (two meters).
Braeben and Lakeview golf course reservations will open at 9 p.m. tonight for tee times starting this Saturday May 22nd. For more information, visit mississauga.ca/golf.
The Credit Village Marina and Lakefront Promenade Arena are preparing to open on Saturday May 22nd. All boats that are stored off-site can moor at their respective berths this weekend. Our boat transport company will be on site starting Wednesday May 26th to launch boats currently stored in the storage area of the Lakefront Promenade Marina and complete all boat launches by Friday May 28th.
All boaters should contact the port office prior to arrival. Boaters with slips in the Credit Village Marina should confirm the berths due to the low water level.
In addition, the regulations allow outdoor gatherings for up to five people, including outdoor wedding receptions. Wedding ceremonies, services and rites are permitted indoors or outdoors with a maximum of 10 people.
The following are amenities or activities not allowed and stay closed:
- Outdoor pools and splash guards
- Team sports may not be played or practiced on field pitches
- Outdoor fitness classes are not allowed
The province also announced a three-step roadmap to safely reopen the province, outlining when other sectors such as outdoor restaurants, personal services and outdoor fitness can be safely reopened.
The current stay-at-home regulation requires everyone to stay at home except for essential reasons such as grocery shopping, going to the pharmacy, access to health services (including vaccinations), being outdoors, or doing work that cannot be done remotely .
For a full list of restrictions and enforcement measures, see ontario.ca/covid19.
For information on City Services, see the City Services Status page.
Information on the city’s response to COVID-19:
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 4839