Town loosens restrictions at popular destinations and green spaces

Just in time for the long weekend, the Town is pleased to announces that restrictions on parking and green spaces are being loosened.

With warmer and sunnier weather expected, residents will be able to get outdoors and enjoy public spaces beyond their neighbourhoods.

What’s Happening:

  • Waterfront parking lots (Love Cres, Veteran’s Point, Bartlett Dr.,McLarnan) will be re-opened, with the exception of Rotary Park, Carruthers Marsh Pavilion, Paradise Park which will remain closed.
  • Main Greenwood Conservation Area Parking Lot (eastern entrance to park) will be re-opened. The parking lot at the north-west side of Greenwood that provides access to the leash-free area will remain closed.
  • Parking lots at all other Town parks (Paulynn Park) remain closed.
  • Street parking restrictions are being relaxed along the waterfront, and near Greenwood Conservation Area.
  • Parking along Greenwood Road will now be permitted for those looking to access the conservation area.
  • Church St. N. (approximately 700m north of Taunton and Concession 5) remains closed as leash free area remains closed.

Permitted Activities:

  • Walking/hiking/running
  • Cycling, rollerblading
  • Playing catch, kicking around a soccer ball
  • Flying a kite
  • Exercising or stretching on a yoga mat (not in a class)
  • Picnic with your household
  • Walking a leashed dog

Residents are reminded that while restrictions are loosening, we must continue to respect the Province’s limit of gatherings of no more than 5 people unless they are from the same household, and stay 6 feet or more apart from anyone that is not in your household to keep everyone safe.

Excludes:

  • Play structures and playgrounds
  • Basketball Courts
  • Picnic tables/shelters
  • No BBQs
  • Off-leash dog area
  • Washrooms

Quick Facts:

  • Some restrictions placed on municipally owned or operated public spaces are beginning to loosen as the Province of Ontario looks toward a phased reopening.
  • The Town is currently reviewing the Ontario government’s stage 1 reopening plans to identify further operational and service level impacts under municipal jurisdiction.

Learn More:

ajax.ca/COVID19

Media Contact:

Rachael Matheson, Corporate Communications, 905-621-2278