In accordance with directives from public health authorities, many festivals, and events across Hamilton are being postponed or cancelled to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19.
Read how Hamilton is preparing to combat the virus here.
What is Open in Hamilton
- HSR service will continue to operate. Effective Monday March 23, 2020, until further notice, HSR is moving to a Saturday level of service from Monday to Friday, across most routes.
- Ontario Closes All Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreational Facilities
- Emergency responses by Hamilton Police, Hamilton Fire Department, and Hamilton Paramedic Services are not impacted.
- Hamilton Water operations continue, including drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment, and stormwater management
- Garbage, recycling and organics collection continues, Leaf and Yard waste suspended beginning Tuesday March 24.
- Shelters, respites, and drop-in centres continue to operate with measures already established
- Road, sidewalk, and bikeway operations and maintenance, including snow removal, continues
- Hamilton Farmers’ Market continues to operate, however sit-down food service is suspended
What is closed in Hamilton – Attractions, and Events
- All Municipal Facilities are CLOSED
- City-run museums
Ancaster Old Town Hall, Battlefield House Museum, Dundurn National Historic Site, Fieldcote Museum, Hamilton Children’s Museum, Hamilton Military Museum, Steam and Technology Museum and Woodshed facility, and Whitehern House and Stables.
- Hamilton Public Library
All Hamilton Public Library branches are closed effective as of 5 pm March 14 through April 5.
- Recreation Centres
Ancaster Aquatic, Bennetto, Bernie Morelli, Brewster Pool, Central Memorial, Dalewood, Dundas Pool, Dundas Recreation, Hill Park, Huntington, Jimmy Thompson Pool, Pinky Lewis, Riverdale, Ryerson, Sir Allan McNab, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Winston Churchill, Stoney Creek, Valley Park, Westmount, Winon
- Senior’s Centres
Sackville, Flamborough, Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre
- Senior’s Clubs
Club 60, Dundas, Main Hess, Rosedale, Victoria Park, Warden Park, Winona
Beverly, Bill Friday, Carlisle, Chedoke Arena, Coronation, Dundas, Eastwood, Glanbrook, Harry Howell, Inch Park, JL Grightmire, Morgan Firestone, Mountain Area, Mountain Arena Skating Centre, Olympic, Parkdale, Quad Pad – Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, Rosedale, Saltfleet, Spring Valley, Stoney Creek, Valley Park
- Community Halls
Beasley (Simone Hall), Beverly Township, Binbrook, Carlisle Memorial, Eastmount Community Hall, Fruitland Hall, Millgrove, Mount Hope, Mountsberg, Sealy Park, Sheffield, Valens, Waterdown Memorial, Woodburn Hall
- As of 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the City of Hamilton will completely close the following facilities: Child Care – Red Hill Family Centre
- Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mount Nemo and Robert Edmondson closed due to social distancing measures. All Conservation Halton parks are closed indefinitely as of March 21st.
- All Hamilton Conservation Authority areas are closed to the public effective Wednesday, March 25th.
- Ontario Health has asked all dine-in restaurants and Bars in Ontario to close temporarily
- All Hamilton Bulldogs games cancelled – All CHL – OHL, WHL, QMJHL games suspended until further notice
- Royal Burlington Gardens will be temporarily closed until April 6, 2020
- Art Gallery of Burlington temporarily closed until April 6, 2020
- Westfield Maple Syrup Festival has been cancelled
- Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Maple Town at Campbellville
- All City-run programs and events are cancelled until, and inclusive of, April 5, 2020
- Museums of Burlington will be closed for three weeks from March 14 to April 5. All Museum events and children’s programs, including March Break Camps are cancelled or postponed.
- All City-run programming and events have been cancelled
- Ring of Fire originally scheduled for April 15 – May 2, 2020 at Theatre Aquarius has been rescheduled
- Allan Cup Canadian Men’s AAA Hockey Championships are cancelled – Hockey Canada has cancelled all events
- Disney on Ice at FirstOntario Centre scheduled for March 18 – 22 has been cancelled
- Around the Bay Road Race scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020 cancelled
- McMaster University has canceled all non-academic events and have moved all classes online.
- All City of Burlington recreation facilities has been cancelled for a minimum of three weeks, as of Friday, March 13, 2020.
- Burlington Public Library will be closed until April 6, 2020.
- Art Gallery of Hamilton will be temporarily closed on March 15 through April 5, 2020.
- Mountsberg, Maple Town, Longhouse Village, Sweet Water, Glen Eden will be closed for the remainder of the season. Conservation Halton Administration Office will be closed to the public but will continue to operate through phone and email communications.
- All events in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre have been cancelled until the end of April.
- Cineplex Theatres
- Landmark Theatres
- Core Entertainment and its venues: FirstOntario Centre, FirstOntario Concert Hall, and The Studio will be postponing or cancelling all gatherings
- Disney on Ice scheduled for March 18 – 22 – cancelled
- Matthew Good’s Moving Walls tour scheduled for March 21 – postponed
- Pearl Jam scheduled for March 24 – postponed
- Baby Shark Live! scheduled for June 13 – postponed
- Woodland Cultural Centre will be closed until Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
- The following events at Burlington PAC has been cancelled (events over 250 people)
- Les McKeown’s BAY CITY ROLLERS scheduled for March 17
- May The Force Be With You scheduled for April 2
- The Dreamboats scheduled for April 3
- Burlington Teen Tour Band scheduled for April 5
- Cirque Éloize: HOTEL scheduled for April 11
- All planned events in Ontario Parks are being cancelled until further notice, however outdoor recreational opportunities including camping and day use will still be available at operating parks.