As Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams has recommended the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people due to COVID-19, many events across Ottawa and Ontario have been cancelled.
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Last Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
What is Open in Ottawa
- Malls are open for essential services only. List of Essential Services That Can Remain Open in Ontario
- Restaurants with takeout facilities
- Only Essential City Facilities are open.
What is Closed in Ottawa
- All publically funded schools closed in Ontario until April 5, 2020
- All City-managed recreation and cultural facilities, and all Ottawa Public Library branches.
- All recreation and cultural facilities, including recreation complexes, community centers, arenas, swimming pools, theatres and museums will be closed, effective Monday, March 16.
- City programs, including March break camps and fitness classes, will also be cancelled, starting Monday, March 16 as will performances at the Shenkman and Meridian Theatres.
- All Arts Court Theatre Programs – From Monday March 16 to and including Sunday, April 5 and all programming has been suspended during this time.
- Cineplex Theatres
- Landmark Theatres
- National Arts Centre Events
- Bank of Canada Museum
- Royal Canada Mint
- Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum
- Canada Science and Technology Museum
- All National Museums – War Museum, Nature Museum, History Museum, National Gallery,
- Guided tours of the Senate of Canada Building and the House of Commons at West Block are suspended until the week of April 20.
- Rideau Hall – Public tours and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
- Ottawa Art Gallery
- All Events at Canadian Tire Centre
- All Events at TD Place
- House of Tarq Closed
- Live on Elgin Closed
Other upcoming cancelled events: