What’s open – a list of things you can do around York Region
Richmond Hill Public Library branches will remain open at 50 per cent capacity. All library locations will switch to reduced hours as of January 5 and all programs will switch to a virtual format for the remainder of January. Visit rhpl.ca/reopening for more information.
Parks, playgrounds, off-leash dog areas and trails, including our Winter Lights display at Richmond Green Park’s heritage walkway, remain open. Note that winter walking and hiking trails are slippery when snow and ice are present, so proceed with caution.
Virtual and outdoor recreation programs will continue. Registration is open at RichmondHill.ca/Rec
The ROC and Pefferlaw Ice Pad will remain open with strict health and safety measures, and capacity limits in place, weather permitting.
The ROC – Visit georginaroc.ca for all the COVID-19 procedures and protocols and hours of operation. Capacity is reduced and tickets must be purchased online in advance. Masks must be worn at all times. The chalet will be open for washroom use and providing a limited cafeteria takeout service only. There will be no dine-in or warming area within the chalet. Guests are asked to use their car as their chalet/home base.
Pefferlaw Ice Pad (PIP) – The PIP remains open. Registration is not required and there is no admission charge. COVID-19 procedures and protocols are in place. Masks must be worn when physical distancing cannot be maintained such as lacing up in the skate area. Visit georgina.ca/skating for more information.
Parks and trails – Parks, trails and playgrounds remain open. Residents are able to use them while following all health and safety measures as outlined by the province.
Georgina Public Library – Each of the three library branches will move to curbside pickup service. Visit georginalibrary.ca/ServiceUpdates for more information.
All outdoor amenities, including skating rinks and the City’s snowshoe loaner program, will continue to operate.
VPL’s three Resource Libraries – Bathurst Clark, Civic Centre and Pierre Berton – remain open and continue to operate with safety protocols in place. Visitors are reminded to stay vigilant and follow public health guidelines, including physically distancing at least six feet (two metres) from others, wearing a mask, and thoroughly washing and sanitizing hands. Citizens can still access VPL’s many free digital items – including eBooks and audiobooks, films and television programs, music streaming services, e-learning courses, bilingual materials and more – through VPL at Home. Virtual programming is available for all age groups to safely enjoy from home, and a full calendar is available in the Library’s What’s On Magazine. For more information on VPL services, please visit vaughanpl.info.
The library branches at Ross Family Complex and Holland Landing Community Centre will remain open with limited capacity of 15 customers per branch and public health measures are enforced including physical distancing and required face mask use for staff and visitors. Curb-side pick-up is available.
- Markham Public Library (select locations at reduced capacity)
- Virtual recreation and fitness programs
- Culture Services virtual programs
- Outdoor Camp Chimo programs
- Parks and Trails
- Off-leash dog parks
- Playgrounds & outdoor exercise equipment
- Outdoor ice rinks
Main photo: The ROC remains open but with strict health and safety procedures in place.