City extends COVID-19 closures, suspension of in-person services

OTTAWA – To continue efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Ottawa is extending the closure of all city-managed facilities and the suspension of in-person services until June 30.

The closures of the city-managed facilities include:

  • All recreation and cultural facilities – including recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, swimming pools, theatres and museums
  • Public access to administrative buildings, including City Hall
  • All city parks and amenities: ball diamonds, courts, skateboard parks, play equipment and play structures, enclosed dog-park areas, and sports fields (including those at city recreation facilities)

The city will also continue to suspend in-person services, which include:

  • Temporary closure of all city client service centres
  • The Provincial Offences Act courthouse, located at 100 Constellation Dr., Nepean, will be closed until May 29 (to be reassessed thereafter)
  • The closure of licensed childcare centres, including municipal childcare centres, and EarlyON Child and Family Centre
  • Building Code Services counters
  • Rooming house inspections
  • Taxi inspections
  • All hearings for the Animal Control Tribunal and the Property Standards and License Appeals committee
  • Interior noise meter readings between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • The Spay/Neuter Clinic at 26 Concourse Gate – clients with previously scheduled appointments will be contacted to reschedule for a later date
  • The Business Licensing Centre at 735 Industrial Avenue
  • All front counter services for business licenses will be suspended. Clients can call 311
  • The Chief Licensing Inspector will also exercise delegated authority to extend renewal dates to be implemented for licensing categories expiring in March and April (to be reassessed thereafter)

For more detailed information on all services affected, click here.