Ontario extends stay-at-home order and strengthens public health measures

Posted on Friday April 16, 2021

Pickering, ON, April 16, 2021 – The Province of Ontario has extended both the provincial declaration of emergency and the Stay-at-Home order (O.Reg 265/21) for an additional two weeks, as well as strengthened public health measures, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with these new measures, the following City of Pickering outdoor recreational amenities will be closed, effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 am.

  • basketball courts
  • pickleball court
  • public tennis courts
  • picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas
  • outdoor playgrounds, play structures, and fitness equipment
  • park parking lots
  • outdoor washroom facilities


Outdoor exercise is permitted under the Stay at Home Order and Pickering’s parks and trails will remain open for passing through. Please be advised that outdoor gatherings will be restricted to persons from the same household, and people who live alone may join one other household.

As a reminder, Pickering City Hall is closed to the public, and all in-person programs, events, camps, fitness, and recreation are cancelled until further notice. Staff remain available to serve residents virtually during the regular business hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The City encourages residents to connect with the relevant Department to see if their service request can be completed online or over the phone. View the City’s Directory and City Services, or contact Customer Care at 905.683.7575, customercare@pickering.ca, or pickering.ca/LiveChat

Please visit pickering.ca/COVID19 for the most up-to-date information on Pickering’s response as it relates to City services and facility closures.