Page last updated: September 21, 2021
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (ontario.ca)
O. Reg. 645/21: Rules for Areas at Step 3 and at the Roadmap Exit Step (ontario.ca)
Starting September 22, you need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access select indoor services and programs taking place at community centres, arenas, pools and entertainment/cultural venues.
This is required by the
Government of Ontario's proof of vaccination regulations. Some
exceptions are permitted under these regulations.
The City is implementing these procedures in accordance with provincial regulation. Please be patient and respectful with City staff as they begin implementing these new provincial protocols and plan to arrive early for your activity to ensure there is adequate time to complete the necessary checks.
The following will be required at point of entry:
As per provincial regulations, anyone who refuses to share the required information will not be permitted to enter the City recreation/culture centres. Limited
*People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series
of a COVID 19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by World
Health Organization (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose
of a single-dose vaccine series) and it
has been at least 14 days since the person received the final dose of the
Who needs to show proof of vaccination
at City recreation/culture centres:
Who does not need to show proof of vaccination at City recreation/culture centres:
Provincial Government regulations, the following individuals are exempt from showing proof of vaccination at City community centres, arenas and aquatics facilities:
It depends on the purpose of your visit. To use fitness equipment or meeting room facilities proof of vaccination will be required, unless the individual has a valid exemption. To visit a library, proof of vaccination is not required.
Yes, businesses are not permitted to retain this information.
As per Provincial regulation, customers requesting a medical exemption must provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician (designated as “MD”) or by a registered nurse in the extended class (designated as “Registered Nurse (Extended Class)”, “RN(EC)”, “Nurse Practitioner” or “NP”) stating that the individual is exempt for a medical reason from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the effective time-period for the medical reason. The medical note must include name of individual, name & contact info for physician/RN(EC), logo or letterhead identifying the physician/RN(EC), statement for medical reason to support the exemption, and effective time-period.
Yes, all previous COVID-19 protocols remain in place at this time.
Youth under 18 actively participating in organized sport do not require proof of vaccination. (Governing bodies of sport leagues may have more restrictive participation requirements. Please check with your child’s league for latest requirements). Youth 12-17 will be required to provide proof of vaccination if they are not actively participating in an organized sport, including spectating of sports and use of weights or exercise equipment.
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