June 11, 2021

Reposted from Town of Oakville

Town facilities begin to reopen with health and safety measures in place

The Town of Oakville is happy to welcome you back as we move, along with the rest of Ontario, into Step 1 of the provincial reopening plan starting Friday, June 11. The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures. Step 1 focuses on resuming outdoor activities with gatherings of no more than 10 people, where the risk of transmission is lower.

The Town of Oakville will continue to take a gradual approach to reopening services and facilities. This approach allows the necessary measures to be in place to ensure the safety of staff and residents.

“Thanks to the efforts of our community and our vaccination uptake, public health trends have improved and we can look forward to a safe and gradual reopening of the province,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “As we resume participating in more outdoor activities, outdoor dining and the opening of non-essential retail I encourage everyone to do so safely by following all public health measures and supporting local.”

What is opening and when:

Outdoor pools

  • On Friday, June 11, Oakville will open its outdoor pools. Swimmers can pre-book their swim times using Active Oakville starting Thursday, June 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Spaces are limited to comply with safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only pre-registered customers will be admitted. 

ServiceOakville

  • The ServiceOakville counter at Town Hall will reopen on Monday, June 14.
  • All other service counters within Town Hall remain closed.
  • Residents and businesses are encouraged to continue using the town’s online services when possible.

Outdoor fitness

  • Outdoor fitness classes will resume Monday, June 14 at the following locations: Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge, Queen Elizabeth Park, Oakville Trafalgar and River Oaks community centres.
  • Participants can pre-book classes using Active Oakville as of Thursday, June 10 at 9 a.m. Spaces are limited to comply with safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only pre-registered customers will be admitted. At this time, indoor recreation and culture programs are not open. 
  • Permits are available for local fitness studios, businesses and instructors to conduct small-scale fitness activities in area parks, subject to public health guidelines. Contact bookafacility@oakville.ca for details.

Day camps

  • Summer day camps begin Wednesday, June 30. The town will be providing more than 700 additional camp spaces to support Oakville families on waitlists and those still considering camp options.
  • Registration for new CampOAK spaces will open on Tuesday, June 15 at 3 p.m. Visit the Summer Camps page for details.

Sports fields

  • Permits for local community sport organizations, governed by a provincial or national sport body are available, for training only, with approved health and safety protocols in place. No gameplay or scrimmage activity is permitted at this time.
  • Contact bookafacility@oakville.ca for details.

Community gardens

  • Time restrictions to access community gardens will be removed beginning Monday, June 14. Gardeners will still be required to register online for contact tracing and screening purposes.

Event permits

  • Special Event applications will be accepted starting July 5, 2021 for events taking place on or after August 3, 2021 in compliance with all provincial and regional health and safety guidelines.
  • We continue to offer virtual events you can enjoy safely from the comfort of home. Contact events@oakville.ca for more information.
  • Civil marriage ceremonies can be booked with the Clerk’s department starting June 11, for ceremonies taking place on or after July 8, 2021.

Additional changes to town programs and services as a result of the Province’s phased reopening plan will be posted on the town’s COVID-19 Information page and TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts.

While the provincial Stay-at-Home order expired on June 2, 2021, residents are reminded that all public health measures remain in effect. This means you should continue to maintain a two-metre distance from those outside your household and wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.