NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The Provincial Government has made the decision to move Niagara into the “Lockdown” – Grey Zone within the Provincial COVID-19 Framework. This change will come into effect on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
After returning to the Framework, public health regions will stay in their level for at least two weeks at which time, the government will assess the impact of public health and workplace safety measures to determine if the region should stay where they are or be moved to a different level. Public health regions will move up through the levels, if necessary, based on the set indicators and thresholds outlined in the Framework.
In order to comply with the “Lockdown” Grey Zone restrictions, the following City facilities continue to be closed to the public until further notice:
- City Hall - 4310 Queen Street
- Gale Centre - 5152 Thorold Stone Road (including the walking track)
- MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Montrose Road (the including the walking track)
- Niagara Falls History Museum - 5810 Ferry Street
- Wayne Thomson Building – 4343 Morrison Street
- Niagara Falls Transit/WEGO Building - 8208 Heartland Forest Road
This is in addition to the following City facilities that have been closed since March 16, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice:
- Coronation 50 Plus Recreation Centre - 5925 Summer Street
- Chippawa Willoughby Arena - 9000 Sodom Road
- Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub - 4551 Zimmerman Avenue
Outdoor recreational amenities, for example, ice rinks and toboggan hills remain open with restrictions (for example, no team sports). Residents are encouraged to visit niagarafalls.ca\winter and use the interactive graphic illustration to find available winter activities.
While city facilities are closed to the public, City of Niagara Falls staff will remain available to assist and serve citizens online and over the phone. Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday to Friday (905-356-7521), holidays excluded, and online services will remain available at niagarafalls.ca. For after-hours water or sewer emergencies, individuals should contact our Service Centre directly at 905-356-1355.
The City would like to thank residents in advance for their continued cooperation, patience and understanding during these unprecedented circumstances.
For more information, contact:
Jim Boutilier, Fire Chief
City of Niagara Falls