Province of Ontario lifts occupancy limits where proof of vaccination is required

Posted on Tuesday October 26, 2021

Pickering, ON, October 25, 2021 

As of Monday, October 25, the Province of Ontario has lifted capacity limits where proof of vaccination is required including in sports, recreational fitness facilities (such as gyms), physical fitness training and meeting and event spaces. Commencing Tuesday, October 26 members & guests will no longer be required to reserve their Health Club or Group Fitness visits at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (CHDRC).  To give our members sufficient notice, as of November 1, pre-registration for swimming will also not be required. Court reservations will continue to be required.

Proof of vaccination & screening will continue in City of Pickering Community Centers, Dunbarton Pool and Arenas. All guests are required to enter and check-in with staff at the main entrance of each facility.

CHDRC is open weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, and weekends from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note, the facility will be closed on November 8 to install a new water main.  The full swim & fitness class schedule can be found at

Thank you again for your patience as we prepare to reopen to full capacity. Stay safe!



As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Jody Morris
Manager, Community Services Administration l Community Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3249