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Update on TBay Services and Outdoor Pools & Beaches

Update on TBay Services and Outdoor Pools & Beaches

Services for Step Two of Ontario Reopening

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~~   June 26, 2021  (LSN)  All city outdoor swimming pools and supervised beaches open, including Art Widnall Pool, Heath Park Pool, Boulevard Lake and Sandy Beach at Chippewa.

“We are excited to announce that our pools and beaches will be back in operation this summer,” said Calli Graham, Supervisor – Aquatics, Wellness, Children and Youth. “Our facilities provide an enjoyable space for people in our community to get outdoors, cool off and have some fun.”

This summer, there will be a few changes to the operation. Anyone interested in attending a swim at one of the outdoor pools will need to stop by or call the pool to book a swim time.  There will be a limit to the number of people allowed in the facility at one time to ensure everyone is able to enjoy a safe experience. Residents are also being asked to come ready to swim in their bathing attire as the change rooms will be closed until the Provincial reopening framework permits them to open.

When visiting one of the supervised beaches, residents are asked to adhere to the signs, use the designated entry and exit locations, and follow all public health guidelines including physical distancing.

For more information, visit: www.thunderbay.ca/pools

The Ontario government has given orders to move into the second stage of the ‘Roadmap to Reopening’ plan next Wednesday, June 30 at 12:01 as key public health and health care indicators continue 

City Amenities Opening in Step Two:

  • Fort William Stadium (date to be determined based on user group bookings)
  • Live on the Waterfront (first concert July 14 – details to be released early July)
  • Indoor weddings (limited to 25% capacity)

Outdoor recreation, small group activities and organized public events/social gatherings are limited to 25 people outdoors. Indoor social gatherings and organized public events are permitted up to five people.

Victoriaville Centre and McKellar Mall will be expanding public access hours Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Access to the facilities will continue to only be available from the southern doors nearest to Renco Family Foods and the northern doors off of Justice Avenue.

City Amenities Currently Open:

  • Marina and Boat launches
  • Golf Courses
  • Skate parks
  • Sports Fields
  • Tennis Courts & Tennis Centre
  • Basketball courts
  • Trowbridge and Chippewa Campgrounds
  • Chapples Golf Course outdoor patio
  • Outdoor Fitness at select Community Centres
  • County Park, Franklin Street, Prince Arthur’s Landing and North End Park splash pads
  • Heath Park and Art Widnall Outdoor pools
  • Sandy Beach (Chippewa) and Boulevard Lake Beach
  • Summer Camps & Playgrounds Program

The Province plans to remain in Step Two of reopening for at least 21 days to allow the most recent vaccinations to reach their full effectiveness and to evaluate any impacts of the move. Public health and workplace safety measures will continue to apply in Step Two, including maintaining physical distance, capacity limits, and wearing face coverings in indoor spaces.

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