Ontario is entering Step 1 of the Summer Reopening Plan on June 11th.
Here is a list of what is open and closed in Ottawa.
What is Open/Closed in Ottawa:
Starting June 11th:
- Indoor public events and social gatherings are prohibited, except for those in the same household. People who live alone can be in close contact with one other household (this is the same restriction as before. The province has not updated the guidance for indoors)
- Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people.
- Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies:
- Outdoor — capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
- Indoor — permitted at up to 15 per cent capacity of the particular room;
What is Open for in-person shopping/activities:
Starting June 11th:
- All non-essential retail shops including stores like Home Depot, Ikea, Canadian Tire can reopen at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold.
- All essential stores like grocery chains etc at 25% capacity and can sell all goods (including discount and big box stores including Costco, Walmart, Dollarama etc).
- All liquor stores like the LCBO and Beer Store at 25% capacity
- Cannabis stores at 25% capacity.
- Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;
- Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sports training to be permitted with up to 10 people
- Day camps for children
- Drive-in & Drive-Thru Events (In-person Events)
- Drive-In Theatres
- Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks (Reserve Your Visit in Advance to Popular Ontario Parks)
- Outdoor attractions like zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.
- Airbnb and other Short term rentals
- In-Vehicle Passenger Road Testing begins June 14th. Road tests will be available by appointment only.
- Financial services like banks
- Healthcare services
- Veterinary services and other businesses that provide pet services and for the health and welfare of animals, including:farms, boarding kennels, stables, animal shelters
research facilities, pet groomers, pet sitters, pet walkers, pet trainers (including for service animals)
- Laundromats and drycleaners
- Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts, student residences.
- Beaches, Outdoor swimming pools, baseball diamonds, batting cages, soccer, football and sports fields, tennis, platform tennis, table tennis and pickleball courts. basketball courts, BMX parks, skate parks, frisbee golf locations, cycling tracks and bike trails, horse riding facilities, shooting ranges including those operated by rod and gun clubs
- Golf courses and driving ranges
What is Open By Curbside Delivery
Starting June 11th:
- Libraries are open for curbside, delivery and pick-up.
- Stores inside Shopping Malls access is limited to curbside pickup and only by appointment.
What is closed:
- Retail stores in malls closed unless the stores have a street-facing entrance
- Restaurants for indoor in-person dining.
- Amusement parks, water parks
- Bathhouses and sex clubs
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
- Concert venues, theatres and cinemas
- Horse racing (open for training only, no races or spectators)
- Motorsports (not open for spectators)
- Museums and cultural amenities
- Personal care services like barbershops and hairdressers
- Gyms – Indoor facilities
City of Ottawa Services
Outdoor deep-water swimming pools – June 11
Outdoor swimming pool facilities will open on June 11. The number of swimmers will be reduced for both public and lane swims and COVID-safety protocols will be in place. Reservations can be made beginning on June 10 at 6pm at ottawa.ca/recreation for a 1-hour session.
Beaches – June 19
The City’s beaches at Mooney’s Bay, Westboro, Britannia and Petrie Island will be open for supervised swimming starting Saturday, June 19.
Lifeguards will be on duty daily from noon to 7 pm until August 29. Ottawa Public Health will conduct regular water quality testing.
Beach-accessible wheelchairs will be available on a first-come first serve basis.
Parking lots for the beaches will be open. There is a fee for parking at Mooney’s Bay and Petrie Island.
Some sports activities can resume outdoors. These activities are limited to non-contact training such as drills with a maximum of 10 people including coach and instructors.
Wading pools – June 24
The wading pools operated by the city will open on Thursday, June 24. Wading Pool Attendants are on duty during all operating hours to provide safety supervision at the pools. Reservations can be made for 30-minute sessions on site at each wading pool location. Swimmers are only required to exit the pool following their 30-minute session, if the subsequent session is fully booked.
Museums – Offering self-guided tours
The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum will be offering self-guided outdoor tours starting June 16. Pre-registration through the City’s website is suggested.
Billings Estate National Historic Site will offer take-away tea service starting June 19. Stay on-site and have a picnic or enjoy your tea at home.