Ontario is entering Step 1 of the Summer Reopening Plan on June 11th.
Here is a list of what is open and closed in London.
What is Open/Closed in London:
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 changed 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).
- All liquor stores like the LCBO, Beer Store, distilleries and Cannabis stores.
- 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 sport 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
- Recreation Programming: Outdoor individual and team sport training will be permitted.
- The Riverbank Spray Pad, located at Storybook Gardens, will open on Friday, June 11. Registration opened this morning, Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. online at london.ca/PlayYourWay or by calling 519-661-5575.
- Registration for limited outdoor recreation programs is currently underway. Residents can register at london.ca/PlayYourWay or by calling 519-661-5575.
- Spray pads are currently open for the summer.
- Gibbons Outdoor Pool, Stronach Outdoor Pool and Westminster Outdoor Pool will be open as of Saturday, June 12. Registration is required for all programs and will be available for booking on Friday, June 11, at 8:30 a.m. All other pools remain closed.
- As of Monday June 14, City Hall will be open to the public for Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requests, burial permits, bus tickets, passes, commissioner of oath, lottery, animal licenses, and general information. Appointments are encouraged. Please book an appointment to ensure prompt service availability with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 519-661-4530 prior to your visit.
- Appointments for marriage licence can be made with the City Clerk’s Office by calling 519-661-4530 or emailing email@example.com prior to your visit. Licences will only be issued to eligible individuals who are not currently subject to a stay-at-home order or quarantine requirement.
- Civil marriage ceremonies are not being offered at this time.
- Beginning Monday, June 14, residents can access drop-in Ontario Works services Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., including cheque pick-up at Citi Plaza, cheque encashment stamps and emergency services and drop-in supports at the following locations: Citi Plaza, London East, Northland Mall, South London Community Centre, Westmount Shopping Centre
- Tourism London Welcome Centres will reopen to the public beginning Monday, June 14.
- The City’s Cat Adoption Centre (Catty Shack) will open for cat adoptions beginning Monday, June 14.
- Beginning June 14, City of London Parking Office, 824 Dundas Street, will open front counter for in-person services. Appointments are encouraged, to make an appointment, please call 519-661-4537.
- Beginning June 14, the Business Hub on the first floor of City Hall will be open for building, planning and economic services and supports.