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Gatineau is immediately introducing a number of measures to reduce the risk to the public. These measures are in effect until further notice.

Cancelled or postponed activities

  • upcoming public consultations
  • public consultations scheduled in the near future;
  • the spring 2020 session of the Culture and Recreation Program. For additional information, please consult the news release;
  • shows in salle Jean-Despréz, cabaret La Basoche, Théâtre de l'Île and Espace René-Provost;
  • activities offered by Gatineau and its partners in municipal establishments and schools;
  • Spring Clean-up activities planned between April 15 and May 23 and;
  • the distribution of compost scheduled for May.

Closed facilities

  • the centre sportif;
  • the Lucien-Houle and Paul-Pelletier aquatic centres;
  • the arenas;
  • the libraries;
  • the service counters;
  • the SPVG reception desks;
  • the community centres;
  • the municipal administratives offices – all sectors and Maison du citoyen;
  • Municipal Court service counters are closed until April 13 inclusive, and hearings are suspended until April 23 inclusive. Questions about tickets can be sent to;
  • the ecocentre at boulevard de la Carrière. The Aéroparc ecocentre on rue Pierre-Ménard remains open for urgent needs only. All materials must be sorted. No bulky items will be accepted. As well, social distancing will have to be maintained ;
  • the performance halls: Galerie Montcalm, Espace Pierre-Debain, Centre culturel du Vieux-Aylmer, salle Jean-Despréz, cabaret La Basoche, Théâtre de l'Île and Espace René-Provost;
  • pavillon Hélène-Larochelle at parc du Lac-Beauchamp;
  • the Lac-Leamy outdoor centre;
  • La Fonderie; and
  • the Promenades Gatineau community police centre;
  • play structures in parks, including swings;
  • sports fields;
  • skateparks; and
  • dog parks, except for the ones in parc de la Technologie in the Hull sector, and parc Lamarche and parc du Lac-Beauchamp in the Gatineau sector: those three parks remain open, but dogs must be kept on leash, and the two-metre social distancing rules for people set by the Government of Quebec must be maintained.

Business as usual for the following facilities and activities

  • Municipal Council meetings will continue to take place, but the public sessions will temporarily not be accessible to residents. They will be aired live or in recorded version;
  • the non-emergency call centre (311);
  • The waste transfer station hours will be reduced. The station, which is located at 860 boulevard de la Carrière, will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, for the transfer of collected residual materials. During those hours, bulky waste will be accepted in emergency situations only. The two-metre social distancing rule will have to be maintained;
  • The ecocentre at 26 rue Pierre-Ménard will remain open for emergencies only. Materials must be sorted. No bulky items will be accepted. The two-metre social distancing rule will have to be maintained; and
  • trash collection.

Gatineau is in touch with the public health authorities in regard to the recommended measures. In Quebec, Santé publique coordinates all health-related actions.

Our municipal crews have started deploying a number of measures to ensure the continuity of services to the public. A directive aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace has been developed, as well as a contingency plan to ensure the maintenance of essential services to the public. Gatineau has also updated its protocol on pandemics, and will intervene as the situation requires.

Gatineau is taking a preventive approach, working in collaboration with its public health partners and monitoring the COVID-19 situation with those partners. Representatives of the Bureau de la sécurité civile and the Service des ressources humaines are in direct communication with them.

Check this page regularly for updates on the situation.

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Government of Quebec information line for the public on COVID-19

Government of Quebec information line for the public on COVID-19, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 1-819-644-4545 or 1-877-644-4545.

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Centre d'appels non urgents 311

Call 311 for any information or to notify the City of any situation related to the services offered by the City.

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About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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