Town shares service changes for operating under Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen

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Effective June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Town of St. Marys will be operating under Step Two of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. The following outlines changes and public health measures for Town services and programs.

Municipal Operations Centre and Town Hall

The Municipal Operations Centre and Town Hall will remain closed for drop-ins. Pre-arranged appointments and drop-box services are still available. Please call 519-284-2340 to book.  Anyone entering any Town facility must complete a COVID-19 screening form before entering.

Camp PRC

Camp PRC registration continues to be available online at Camp programs will run from July 5 to September 3 and will adhere to all COVID-19 regulations set out by the Government of Ontario.

Aquatics Centre

The pool will remain closed for public use and open only for staff lifeguard training purposes.


The Quarry is now open daily (including July 1) with restrictions. Swim times are as follows: 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required at

Youth Centre

In-person activities for the Youth Centre will remain closed. Youth-based virtual programming will continue.

Friendship Centre

The Friendship Centre remains closed for indoor, in-person programming. Outdoor programing details are available on the St. Marys Friendship Centre Facebook page, and in the Friendship Centre’s most recent newsletter at The Friendship Centre will continue to offer health services such as Footcare and Blood Pressure Screening, as well as virtual and telephone programs. Community Wellness Programs such as meal delivery, social connection calls and shopping support will continue. Those coming to the PRC for Friendship Centre health service programs must use the Friendship Centre entrance.

St. Marys Public Library

The Library will re-open Monday July 5 for in-person services with a maximum capacity of 25 percent.  Due to screening requirements, services will only be offered via the Queen St. entrance. The Library will continue to offer curbside pick-up, home delivery and the book chute on Queen St. remains open for returns.  The Library will remain fine free while still under COVID-19 restrictions.  Visit for hours of operation.

Adult Learning Programs

Adult learning will re-open for one to one in-person instruction on Monday, July 5. Instruction is by appointment as usual, and all necessary provincial safety guidelines will remain in effect. Virtual learning opportunities will continue to be available. Please contact 519-374-8232 or email for more information. New learners are always welcome.

Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation

Tennis and Pickleball courts are open and subject to restrictions. Soccer fields and baseball diamonds are open for sports leagues and events with restrictions. Spectators are permitted with a maximum capacity of 25 percent. 
All municipal playgrounds remain open on a “use at your own risk” basis. Residents are reminded to avoid using playgrounds if they are feeling sick, to wash their hands before and after use, and to practice physical distancing while at our playgrounds.

St. Marys Museum

The Museum will remain closed until the province moves to Step Three. Any outdoor tours or event announcements will be made as they become available.

St. Marys VIA Rail Station and Station Gallery

The St. Marys VIA Rail Station is open daily for customer service and ticket sales between 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (Including July 1). Station Gallery remains closed.


The landfill will continue to operate for regular hours of operation. Payments must be made through debit or credit cards as cash will not be accepted.

Yard Waste Depot

Open for regular hours.

Updates and information

All dates and details mentioned in this release are subject to change. Updates will be posted to the Town website (, Facebook page ( and Twitter account (, and will be shared in our weekly column in the St. Marys Independent newspaper. Any questions can be directed to or 519-284-2340.

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Beverly Brenneman | Corporate Communications Manager
519-284-2340, ext. 432 |