Markham extends closures, cancels spring programs

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, the City of Markham has made the difficult decision to cancel all spring recreation, culture and library drop-in and registered programs and extend the closure of all City of Markham facilities.

This decision was made following the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health to help break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. The City of Markham is determined to reinstate regular programs and services to the public as soon as conditions permit.

Spring program registrations and facility bookings will be cancelled. Sportsfield permits through to June 1 have been suspended. Refunds or credits will be issued accordingly. Additional information is available at

To help support our community during this challenging and unprecedented time, the City of Markham will be offering a variety of online programming for free to all residents – helping support their physical, mental and emotional well-being while practicing physical distancing.

Online programming is available at and will be updated regularly.

We all have a role to play in helping flatten the curve of COVID-19. Please do your part and avoid all non-essential activities in the community.
Closure of playgrounds and park amenities were included in the Provincial Emergency Orders.

The City of Markham will continue to deliver essential services that maintain public safety and fulfill legislative requirements.

The COVID-19 impact will last throughout the coming months. The City of Markham will continue to work with all levels of government, the community and local businesses during these unprecedented times.

For more information and updates about COVID-19 and affected city services, visit


Photo: Residents felt the impact of various closures, including the community centres, libraries, parks and other city facilities.

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