The health and well-being of citizens, staff and visitors continues to be the City of Vaughan’s top priority.
As a result, we are implementing a number of precautionary measures. Effective Saturday, March 14, all community centres and library branches will close at 5 p.m., reopening Monday, April 6, 2020 at their regularly scheduled time. This includes all community centre permits/rentals, recreational and library programming, swimming pools, arenas and fitness facilities as well as the City Playhouse Theatre.
All upcoming City and library March Break camps and daycare programming will be cancelled in an effort to ensure the safety of the public. Refunds will be issued automatically to all registered participants and permit holders without penalty during this timeframe. All memberships will be extended for the duration of the closure. For further questions or inquiries, please email for Recreation, or for the library.
The Joint Operations Centre is closed to the public effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. The following counter services will be impacted: green bin and blue bin exchange and purchase; tree removal permits; curb cutting applications; garbage tags; general inquiries; and the topping up of bulk water sales.
All other City facilities – including City Hall – will remain open at this time with potential impacts to service levels.
At this time, Council, committee and task force meetings will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide comment on an item on an agenda are encouraged to provide their feedback in writing. Comments, which will form part of the public record, can be sent to the Office of the City Clerk at
Upcoming City-led events are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The following events are no longer taking place:
  • Family Night with Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday, March 18Local Off-leash Dog Area Open House on Tuesday, March 24
  • Earth Hour Vaughan on Saturday, March 28
  • Kleinburg Parking Strategy Drop-in Information and Feedback Session on Wednesday, April 1
  • Animal Services Microchip and Rabies Clinic on Tuesday, April 7
Please check the Events page at for the latest updates about non-City led event cancellations. For information about City matters, please call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or visit Visit for information about Vaughan Public Libraries.
Waste collection and winter maintenance operations will continue as usual at this time.
Residents can take the following steps to protect themselves, not only from new and emerging diseases, but also from the common cold and the flu:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Increase cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces like toilets, sink tap handles, doorknobs, countertops, etc. using regular household cleaners
  • Avoid sharing toothbrushes, eating utensils, drinks/water bottles and towels
Should you feel unwell and if you believe you have symptoms related to COVID-19, please contact York Region Public Health or make an appointment to see a doctor. For additional information on COVID-19, visit York Region's website at
The City of Vaughan continues to work closely with all levels of government to monitor the situation and to ensure people remain safe. The situation is evolving and new items will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.