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Impacts of COVID-19 on City activities and facilities
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Impacts of COVID-19 on City activities and facilities
Impacts of COVID-19 on City activities and facilities

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Closed facilities and cancelled activities

  • All activities in the Culture and Recreation program are suspended until further notice, with the exception of drop-in activities. An online reservation procedure will be put in place to ensure control over the number of participants.
  • Community centers.
  • Outdoor centers are close for equipment rental. The population has access to the pavilion to use the toilets 7 days a week. In addition, the trails and playgrounds are always accessible.
  • 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.
  • The outdoor centers, the pavillon Hélène Larochelle at the Lac Beauchamp and the Centre de plein air du Lac Leamy.
  • The archives consultation room.

Business as usual for the following facilities and activities

  • All activities in the Culture and Recreation program are cancelled, until further notice, except for the free participation activities. An online reservation procedure has been set up to ensure control over the number of participants. Read the news release.
    • Indoor sport facilities such as arenas, pools and the centre sportif will remain open for individual workouts.
    • Outdoor sport and recreation facilities will also remain open for individual workouts.
  • Public activities offered by Gatineau will resume at the centre sportif, in the aquatic centres and in the arenas, as well as in certain community centres, starting on October 17. Read the news release.
  • Libraries are open for no-contact loans.
    • Library hours are the same as before.
    • Browsing through books on the shelves will not be permitted.
    • Documents should be reserved ahead of time, and picked up once you have been notified that they are ready for you.
    • Residents are invited to bring book at the outdoors boxes.
    • Delivery is available for people over 70 years old.
    • Computer terminals and reading and work areas are closed.
  • The non-emergency call centre (311).
  • Aquatic centers, outdoor centers and sports center for individual workouts.
  • The counters of the service centers, the Service des finances and the Service du greffe.
  • The Promenades Gatineau community police centre.
  • The ecocentre at 860 boulevard de la Carrière. Health measures are put in place, and physical distancing are required at all times.
  • The waste transfer centre located at that same address is open during those hours.
  • The community centres.
  • 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.
  • Gatineau's sports fields are accessible to individuals and organizations:
    • The basketball courts
    • The skate parks
    • The Municipal tennis and pickleball courts
    • The Mont-Bleu sports complex athletic
    • The BMX track at parc Gilles-Maisonneuve
    • The natural and synthetic soccer courts
    • The baseball courts
    • The volleyball courts
  • The outdoor centers are open 7 days a week. The population has access to the pavilion to use the toilets, but there is no equipment rental. In addition, the trails and playgrounds are always accessible.
  • Municipal Court:
    • 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 Jean-Despréz, 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 mandatory because it is an indoor location.
    • Tickets:
      • The service counter is open but relocated at the tickets office on the first ground of the Maison du citoyen.
      • 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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