Update on municipal services and facilities effective January 5, 2022

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The City of Peterborough provides the following update on municipal services and facilities affected by the new provincial regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic that come into effect on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 extending until at least January 26.

For information on the Province’s COVID-19 pandemic regulations, please visit ontario.ca/covid.

For public health information related to COVID-19, please visit peterboroughpublichealth.ca/covid19 or ontario.ca/covid.

The City continues to encourage people to use online and phone options to access municipal services, where available, to reduce in-person interactions as part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please visit peterborough.ca for information on online services and contacts for by-phone services.

Services not listed below continue to operate under current conditions. For up-to-date information on municipal services affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit peterborough.ca/covid19.


As indoor recreation facilities, community arenas are closed effective January 5 under the provincial regulations.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics provided by Peterborough Public Health will remain operational at Healthy Planet Arena, 911 Monaghan Rd. To book a vaccine appointment, please visit ontario.ca/covid.

The provincial direction provides an exemption for select professional and elite amateur sport leagues. The City is seeking clarity on the provincial regulations in terms of what they mean for the operation of the Peterborough Memorial Centre for the Peterborough Petes.

Art Gallery of Peterborough

The Art Gallery of Peterborough would be required to close under the updated provincial regulations; however, the gallery is already closed in January to accommodate lighting improvements to the main gallery space and the installation of new exhibitions.

Online programming will continue on Facebook (@AGPtbo), Twitter (@AGPtbo_) and Instagram (@AGPtbo_). Visit the Art Gallery’s website at agp.on.ca for digital programming, news and updates.

Downtown Youth Space

The Downtown Youth Space at 201 McDonnel St. will be closed effective January 5 under the provincial guidelines. 

Outdoor recreation facilities

The provincial regulations allow outdoor recreation facilities to remain open with certain restrictions and public health measures in place. The City is reviewing the provincial regulations and will be consulting with Peterborough Public Health on the operation of outdoor recreation facilities.

Municipally-operated child care services

The municipally-operated before- and after-school child care programs at Edmison Heights Public School and at Westmount Public School will not operate during the Province’s closure of schools for in-person learning starting January 5. Should the municipally-operated school-age programs get approved by the Province to operate emergency child care services for school-age children, families will be notified.

The municipally-operated child care programs at Pearson Child Care Centre and Peterborough Day Care Centre remain open.

Peterborough Museum and Archives

The Peterborough Museum and Archives will be closed effective January 5 until at least January 31, 2022.

The museum gift shop is open for curbside pickup.

For details, please visit peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca or call 705-743-5180, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peterborough Public Library

Under the provincial regulations, the capacity for visitors in the Peterborough Public Library will be limited to 50% effective January 5.

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre will be closed effective January 5.

Wellness Centre memberships will be placed on automatic hold beginning January 5. For further information regarding the Wellness Centre closure, please visit peterborough.ca/pswc.