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  • What’s open in Newmarket during the first step of the Province’s reopening plan?

    Created: Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    With the Province of Ontario entering Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, June 11, at 12:01 a.m., the Town of Newmarket is pleased to announce the reopening of the Outdoor Gorman Pool (424 D'arcy Street) on Saturday, June 12. The Frank Stronach Spray Pad has reopened to the public after undergoing repairs and its hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The first step of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen also allows non-essential retail stores to reopen with a 15 per cent capacity limit and outdoor dining on patios for up to four people with exceptions for larger households.
     
    “With the Province of Ontario entering the first step of the Roadmap to Reopen plan ahead of schedule, we are very happy to be able to open the Outdoor Gorman Pool earlier than planned to help our community beat the heat this weekend.” says Mayor John Taylor.”
     
    The Outdoor Gorman Pool will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 12 for public swim, parent and tot swim, inclusion swim and seniors swim in accordance with all Public Health and Safety procedures. Fitness classes such as aqua fit will resume on Monday, June 14. All participants must register ahead of time and registration for Saturday, June 12 time slots will be available on Friday, June 11 at 8 a.m. at play.newmarket.ca
     
    Registration for other dates will be available one day prior to the program date at 8 a.m. For more information on programs, schedules, registration information and how the Town is keeping participants safe, please visit newmarket.ca/swimming
     
    Beginning Friday, June 11, outdoor patios are permitted to reopen in Ontario. On Friday, the 34 approved outdoor eating spaces under the Town’s 2021 temporary patio program will be permitted to open. The temporary patio program allows for new and expanded patios on both Town lands and private property. Provincial regulations allow outdoor dining for up to four people per table with exceptions for larger households. The Town continues to work closely with local restaurants to provide a safe, socially distanced experience, compliant with all health and safety regulations.
     
    All sport fields in Newmarket are permitted to reopen on Friday, June 11 for training purposes only (no games or scrimmages) as outlined in Step One of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The Town continues to work with local community groups to issue permits. 
     
    “We know our local business owners and our community have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of patios and we are excited that day is just around the corner,” says Mayor John Taylor. “We have worked very closely with our local restaurants to ensure a very safe and smooth reopening. Working together, we had an incredibly successful patio program in 2020 and we look forward to continuing to Choose Local and supporting our restaurants, retailers and all Newmarket businesses, as we take some very positive steps forward on this journey.”
     
    In Step One, outdoor gatherings are permitted for up to 10 people and the Province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. 
     
    The Town will continue to reopen more amenities to the public once the Province enters the Step Two and Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen plan. Below is an estimated reopening plan for Newmarket with targeted reopening dates. Please note that the estimated dates below will be dependent on the Province lifting its restrictions. 
     


    Amenity / FacilityTargeted timeframe to reopen  
    Newmarket Youth Centre and Sk8 ParkStep Two of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen
     
    Estimated Date: July 5, 2021
    Magna Centre PoolsStep Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen
     
    Estimated Date: July 26, 2021
    Magna Centre: Fitness Centre / Fitness StudioStep Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen
     
    Estimated Date: July 26, 2021
    Ray Twinney Recreation ComplexCurrently in use as a York Region Vaccination Centre
     
    Local businesses who require additional assistance in navigating the pandemic are encouraged to visit newmarket.ca/bac to access the Town’s Business Assistance Concierge Program.
     
    For more information on COVID-19 in Newmarket, please visit newmarket.ca/covid19, for information on what is open and what is closed in Newmarket, please visit newmarket.ca/reopen. For further information on COVID-19 in York Region, please visit york.ca/covid19