Stouffville indoor recreation facilities to be closed for at least 28 days
The town had planned to reopen its recreation facilities in April before the province announced a 28-day shutdown
April 6, 2021
The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville entered a provincewide shutdown April 3 as part of the Ontario government imposing an “emergency brake.”
“The news of the 28-day shutdown for our province is once again difficult to hear,” Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt said. “Just as our staff were gearing up to open our leisure and community services facilities in town, we are forced to put these plans on hold. We understand that this shutdown is going to be a trying time for the whole community -- for individuals, families, and businesses -- but together, we will get through it.”
All of the town’s indoor recreational facilities will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.
The Leisure Centre will offer virtual programming which can be found at townofws.ca/wsplay. Registration will begin Thursday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m.
The library will offer curbside service on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Items can be placed on hold using the library catalogue at wsplibrary.ca and pickup will be at the main doors to the Leisure Centre.
The Museum & Community Centre will offer virtual programming and civil ceremonies (restrictions apply). More information can be found at townofws.ca/museum.
“Nineteen on the Park” will offer civil ceremonies (restrictions apply) and livestreaming event rentals in April. More information can be found at townofws.ca/19onthepark.
All outdoor recreational facilities will remain open, including community gardens, parks and parkettes, with respect to the five-person outdoor gathering limitations.
Town staff affected by closures will be redirected to parks and trails maintenance.
“We are hopeful that we will come out of this shutdown strong and healthy,” Lovatt said. “In the meantime, we are expediting our outdoor patio program so that when the shutdown is lifted, we will be ready to come together outdoors, support our local restaurants, and enjoy the long-awaited patio season.”