Aurora closing indoor recreation facilities in response to province-wide emergency brake shutdown
Parks and some amenities will be open to the public as long as physical distancing can be maintained
April 6, 2021
The Town of Aurora is closing indoor recreation facilities in response to Ontario's emergency brake shutdown, said Mayor Tom Mrakas.
Parks and some amenities will be open to the public as long as physical distancing can be maintained.
"I respect the decisions of the Premier and Cabinet. As case counts rise across the province, these are tough decisions to be made," Mrakas said.
"I know we all have COVID fatigue and want this pandemic to be over. We are making great strides in our vaccination numbers in York Region and across the province. I fully support the small local businesses who are now in economic jeopardy. I continue to strongly encourage residents to help support our local businesses, shop online locally or order takeout from the variety of restaurants in our Town.
"I also ask our residents to take advantage of the warm weather and wonderful outdoor trails Aurora has to offer over the next four weeks, while maintaining physical distancing and provincial guidelines,” Mrakas said.
Due to the third lockdown which will be in effect on April 3, at 12:01 a.m., the following facilities and events will be closed:
Club Aurora Fitness Centre at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex is closed. Virtual group fitness classes will continue to run as scheduled;
All pools, aquatic programs and pool permits are cancelled;
All indoor ice rinks are closed. Permits and programs are cancelled;
All gymnasium drop-in programs at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex are cancelled;
The Chartwell Walking Indoor Track at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex will be closed;
All sport field permits are cancelled;
In-person April Break Camps are cancelled;
Aurora’s Hello Spring event is cancelled;
The Aurora Art Show and Sale will be postponed -- details will be announced at a later date;
Aurora’s Community Cleanup will be postponed -- details will be announced at a later date.
Supermarkets and stores selling groceries and pharmacies can have a 50 per cent capacity and all other retailers can have a 25 per cent capacity.
All indoor and outdoor restaurants, bars, and food and drink establishments to close to patrons and only provide takeout, drive-through or delivery.
For more information on what is open and closed in Aurora, visit www.aurora.ca/en/reopening-aurora.aspx.