COVID-19 Related Closures

Update: TRCA Conservation Parks

Posted Friday, May 29, 2020

On Saturday May 30, 2020, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) conservation parks will reopen for day use activities including hiking, biking, and fishing.

TRCA is happy to be able to open our gates for passive enjoyment. During this unprecedented time, we hope that being out in nature will be a good experience for visitors.

Kindly note that during the first phase of reopening, the number of visitors may be limited to respect physical distancing requirements.

General admission fees apply. Please be prepared to pay by credit or debit, as cash will not be accepted at this time.

In keeping with the Government of Ontario’s restrictions for safety, amenities including washrooms, playgrounds, fitness equipment, and rentals will be unavailable until further notice.

Please continue to visit this page for the most up-to-date information regarding hours of operation and COVID-19 related procedures.

 

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Update: TRCA 2020 Summer Camps

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) leadership have spent the last two months talking to experts about the constantly evolving landscape in which we are operating. It has become abundantly clear that TRCA’s in-person program offerings cannot realistically be delivered in the current COVID-19 environment, as our number one concern remains the health and safety of our staff and participants.

While we have not yet received public health guidelines from the government for the safe operation of day camps in Ontario, TRCA leadership have determined that the anticipated future restrictions would materially impact our ability to provide TRCA’s signature level of care that our campers deserve and have come to expect.

TRCA’s has a low-risk threshold when it comes to the well-being of our participants. Erring on the side of health and safety for all the right reasons, social distancing creates too many challenges for our dedicated staff to overcome in order to appropriately care for your children.

This announcement is obviously difficult for all those involved, as we can’t imagine a summer without children running around our facilities enjoying the stimulating programming put on by our staff. However, we do know that we are making the right decision, as health and well-being remains our number one priority in these trying times.

All registrants affected by cancelled programming will be receiving a full refund in the coming weeks.

We encourage families to take part in TRCA’s #AtHomeWithNature series on Facebook and other virtual programming, including cultural and education offerings, which are all listed on our event calendar.

 

UPDATE: TRCA Parks and Campgrounds

Posted Thursday May 14, 2020

UPDATE – RECREATIONAL CAMPSITE BOOKINGS
Posted Friday May 29, 2020

No new campsite reservations are being accepted for arrival before June 16, 2020. Reservations from June 1 to June 15, 2020 will automatically be cancelled.

Earlier this afternoon, the Government of Ontario announced that as soon as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020, private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.

In accordance with these guidelines, all TRCA parks and facilities remain closed to the general public, with the exception of seasonal campers who do not have another residence in Canada and are in need of housing during the emergency period. In accordance with Provincial guidelines, these individuals must have a trailer or a recreational vehicle to reside in.

TRCA’s trails remain open, but are only minimally maintained until further notice. Please use discretion, as you are entering at your own risk.

We encourage you to take part in TRCA’s #AtHomeWithNature series on Facebook and other virtual programming, which are listed on our event calendar.

The Government of Ontario announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020, golf courses will be able to open with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out.

TRCA is currently reviewing and adopting safety protocols for the Bathurst Glen Golf Course and Driving Range, and Bruce’s Mill Driving Range to ensure that measures are in place to protect workers, customers and the general public in accordance with the government’s guidelines.

Given the extent of preparations required, TRCA will not be opening these facilities until further notice, including the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend.

We thank you for your patience and we look forward to opening in the near future.

 

TRCA Closures and Cancellations

Last updated Friday, May 1, 2020

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announces the following measures to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • The closure of all TRCA parks and educational facilities
  • The closure of all parking lots at TRCA facilities
  • The closure of TRCA’s head office and satellite offices to the public until further notice.
  • The postponement of all in-person conferences, events and programs until further notice. Please visit the events calendar for our online learning programs and workshops, as well as the Black Creek Pioneer Village Experience the Village from Home webpage for additional online activities.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Seasonal campgrounds are open as of May 1, 2020 for those who qualify, per the Government of Ontario’s updated list of essential workplaces. To find out if you qualify, please view the criteria.
  • TRCA’s trails will remain open, but will not be maintained until further notice. Please use discretion, as you are entering at your own risk.
  • TRCA’s Infrastructure and Development Planning and Permits staff will continue to operate remotely, and will be available by telephone and email to assist you as necessary. LEARN MORE.
  • Some TRCA events or programs may continue in an online format. Participants will receive a link on the morning of the event to attend from the comfort of home.

These closures and cancellations are in line with the recent announcement from Ontario’s chief medical officer of health recommending the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, as well as recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please be sure to check TRCA’s website for updates.