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Impact of COVID-19 on activities and facilities in Gatineau
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Impact of COVID-19 on activities and facilities in Gatineau
Impact of COVID-19 on activities and facilities in Gatineau

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Cancelled or postponed activities

  • Certain public consultation activities organized by Gatineau have been cancelled or deferred, whereas others will take place online due to the current situation. For the dates of the next consultations, go to gatineau.ca/consultations;
  • 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 to start in April; 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 libraries will soon be offering limited services, such as no contact loans. We are in the process of preparing for their partial reopening and introducing the necessary health and safety measures. Our online resources remain available.
  • the service counters;
  • the SPVG reception desks;
  • the community centres;
  • the municipal administratives offices – all sectors and Maison du citoyen;
  • 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; except:
    • Municipal tennis and pickleball courts are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Only the Lakeview and Saint-Gérard courts remain closed.
    • The Mont-Bleu sports complex athletic field is open for individual training.
    • The BMX track at parc Gilles-Maisonneuve is open.
  • skateparks;
  • Municipal Court:
    - The service counters are closed.
    - Tickets can be paid online or by phone.
    - Questions can be submitted to cour.municipale@gatineau.ca or called in to 819-595-7272, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 ecocentre at 860 boulevard de la Carrière will reopen at 6 p.m. (Wednesday, May 13). Health measures will be in place, and physical distancing will be required at all times.

    The waste transfer centre located at that same address will also be open during those hours.

    Hours
    Wednesdays to Fridays: from 6:00 to 8:45 p.m.
    Saturdays: from 1:00 to 4:45 p.m.
    Sundays: from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    The Aéroparc ecocentre at 26, rue Pierre-Ménard is also open, but is not accepting bulky waste.

    Hours
    From Monday to Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Saturdays and Sundays: from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    During a visit to the ecocentre or the waste transfer centre:

    - All materials must be sorted ahead of time.
    - People must maintain a distance of two metres from each other.
    - A limited number of vehicles will be admitted at any given time.
    - If possible, it is best to opt for street pick-up during regular or special collections.

    For the special collection dates in your sector download the DTRITUS app or consult the Web site;
  • trash collection;
  • Spring sweeping operations will proceed based on resource availability and subject to physical distancing measures. Operations will begin officially in the week of April 13;
  • Municipal tennis and pickleball courts are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Only the Lakeview and Saint-Gérard courts remain closed;
    The Mont-Bleu sports complex athletic field is open for individual training;
  • The BMX track at parc Gilles-Maisonneuve is open;
  • Dog exercise areas and dog parks are once again open to dogs and their owners. Please be sure to comply with the new by-law in effect since May 16, 2020;
  • Municipal Court:
    - Municipal Court hearings will resume from June 1 to 22, inclusive.
    - The underground parking is reserved exclusively for municipal staff.
    - Only defendants and/or witnesses will be admitted to the courthouse. They are to enter by the main door, at 25 rue Laurier.
    - Defendants will need to have their notice of hearing (yellow paper) or their subpoena (green paper) with them in order to be admitted into the building. Defendants' witnesses will also be admitted.
    - Everyone is to report to the salle des Fêtes, where a security officer will register their presence and check their state of health.
    - There will be no pre-trial meeting with the prosecutor.
    - Children will not be admitted.
    - The use of a mask is strongly recommended because it may be difficult to maintain the two-metre physical distancing.

    Tickets:
    - The service counters are closed.
    - Tickets can be paid online or by phone.
    - Questions can be submitted to cour.municipale@gatineau.ca or called in to 819-595-7272, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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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