The Peterborough Museum and Archives will reopen on Monday after Ontario moves to Step 3 of the pandemic reopening plan, but the Art Gallery of Peterborough will not reopen until Thursday and the sports and wellness center will not reopen until July 26th.
Safety measures based on public health guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 remain in place in city facilities and programs, and face covering and physical distancing are mandatory in city facilities, according to a city press release.
The city is still encouraging residents to continue connecting online via peterborough.ca or by calling 705-742-7777 whenever possible to reduce physical traffic through city facilities.
Here’s a look at what’s allowed in urban settings:
The city arenas will reopen for ice rentals at the Kinsmen Center and for all floor rentals at the PMC starting Monday, and will operate at reduced capacity and with restrictions including, but not limited to:
- Participant capacity of 22 people for all activities on the ice.
- Changing rooms are allowed.
- One spectator per participant is allowed in the facility.
- Controlled access to the facility – 10 minutes before the allowed time.
- The group must leave 10 minutes after the allowed time.
- Dedicated cleaning time by city staff between each allowed time.
- All users must submit group safety plans prior to admission.
Email [email protected] or phone 705-742-7777 ext. 2577.
The Evinrude Center, which will be renamed the Healthy Planet Arena, will continue to be used for vaccination clinics.
The PTBOLive Summer Concert Series will continue in the PMC parking lot.
Peterborough Art Gallery
When the Art Gallery of Peterborough facility reopens on Thursday, it will only be 50 percent full by appointment. Book at agp.on.ca/about/hours-admission/.
There will be three new exhibitions – a solo show by Adam David Brown, selections from the 37th annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, and works from the Permanent Collection – as well as summer art camp programs.
The building technology remains open for the collection and delivery service for infrastructure and planning devices from its location in the north wing of the town hall. Call 705-742-7777 extension. 1892 or visit peterborough.ca/building
Day care centers
Licensed childcare in the center and at home is permitted according to provincial regulations.
The town hall
The town hall remains open for personal service in compliance with health precautions. Residents are asked to make an appointment for most services between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 705-742-7777
The city council is currently still meeting virtually via electronic meetings. Council meetings can be followed at peterborough.ca/watchcouncil.
City parks stay open, people have to stay two meters apart. The limit for social gatherings in the open air has been increased to 100 people for a private event, where a physical distance of two meters can be maintained. Organizers can apply for approval to host organized events such as birthday parties, reunions, or other special events in city parks by submitting a COVID-19 safety plan for approval prior to the event.
Outdoor religious ceremonies, including weddings and events hosted by staffed organizations, are permitted.
Visit peterborough.ca/parks or contact the Leisure Department at 705-742-7777 extension. 1829.
The community services, art, culture and heritage, art in public spaces and the monument office remain closed for personal service. Call 705-742-7777 extension. 1822 or email [email protected]
Pick-up parking on the roadside
Roadside parking is available in the city center, where you can park for 15 minutes for free.
Peterborough Museum and Archives
The Peterborough Museum and Archives will reopen on Monday. The museum exhibitions and the museum gift shop are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
The museum’s Summer Discovery Camps will continue to run weekly, with COVID protocols in place.
Peterborough Public Library
The library will remain open for personal visits, with users allowed to browse the collection, use public computers, keep supplies, and borrow books, but users are encouraged to keep their visits short.
Operating hours are: Sunday and Monday: closed; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors are asked to self-check before entering the facility. Face covering is required. Total capacity is limited to allow space for two meters of physical distance.
TD Summer Reading Club and face-to-face story lessons in the park are available.
The DelaFosse branch will remain closed at this time, but plans are made to reopen the services as soon as adequate staffing can be maintained.
Sports and wellness center
The sports and wellness center will reopen on July 26th at 50 percent capacity with a safety plan developed in consultation with Peterborough Public Health.
Hours of operation are: Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on August 2nd for Peter Robinson Day.
The pool will also reopen on July 26th and will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
The pool HVAC replacement will begin September 20th and will close the pool through January.
Day camp programs for children are available at both the Sports and Wellness Center and the Peterborough Navy Club.
The marina is open for all seasonal and temporary boating activities. Each boater is responsible for complying with provincial regulations and the marina’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The opening times are: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (including public holidays).
Services of the regional court for criminal offenses
The service counter of the court administration remains open on working days at different times from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for personal delivery. Face covering is mandatory and only one person is allowed to be at the service counter at a time to ensure physical distance.
All inquiries and payments can also be made by calling 705-742-7777 extension. 2099 or online at peterborough.ca/POA.
The Public Operations Center administrative office at 791 Webber Ave. remains closed to the public. Public Works can be reached for non-urgent matters by emailing [email protected] or using the online reporting and problem form at www.peterborough.ca. Call 705-745-1386 24/7 for urgent matters.
Public access to the Social Services office at 178 Charlotte St. will continue to be open for personal services, with restrictions in place to allow physical distancing and screening at the main entrance. Customers must wear face covering and only be in authorized areas. If possible, customer appointments take place by telephone at 705-748-8830.
Applications for Ontario Works or Emergency Assistance will continue to be made online or over the phone whenever possible. Applications for other services such as childcare allowance can be made over the phone.
The emergency shelters will continue to function as usual, with COVID-19 security measures. Individuals can call 705-926-0096 for emergency shelters in the evenings and on weekends.
Sports fields are still open for occasional use and outdoor sports leagues are still allowed to practice non-contact sports. Policies include capacity limits of up to a maximum of six viewers per athlete.
Active screenings and maintaining a physical distance of at least two meters for all coaches, coaches, volunteers and spectators will continue.
Outdoor fitness classes are allowed physically three meters apart, including city programs like tennis, pickleball, and outdoor fitness.
Peterborough Transit will continue to operate as currently planned. Face covering is mandatory and physical distance is required.
Customer service at the terminal is open, with three customers having access to the system at the same time. Face covering must always be worn. Customers can buy passes online via the hot spot parking and transit service at htsp.ca.
To enable a uniform flow of traffic on board the bus, drivers have to get in through the front door and get out through the back door. Mobility customers will continue to use the entrance ramp. When looking for a seat on the bus, drivers are asked to look out for areas with additional space and to respect passengers’ personal areas as they move around the bus.
The garbage and recycling collection will continue as usual.
Peterborough City / County’s landfill remains open, with COVID-19 security precautions. Face covering and physical distance are required. Only electronic payment is accepted (no cash).
The recycling depot and the hazardous household waste depot on Pido Road will remain open subject to COVID-19 security measures. Face covering and physical distance are required.
Water testing laboratory
The water testing laboratory at 425 Kennedy Rd. Remains open for personal service. Face covering and physical distance are mandatory.
Make payments to the city
The property tax can be paid like any other invoice via online or telephone banking with the 15-digit roll number as the account number. Checks can be mailed to the Tax Office, City Hall, 500 George St. N., Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 3R9, or posted in the secure mailbox next to the steps outside the City Hall entrance doors. The city offers pre-authorized payment plans by filling out an online form available at www.peterborough.ca
The city does not accept credit cards as a form of payment for property tax.
Parking ticket payments can be made online at www.peterborough.ca by calling 705-742-7777 ext. 1865 or by check by post or via the mailbox in front of the town hall.