City Facilities Close to the Public During Stay at Home Order

April 8, 2021
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – City of Cornwall facilities are closed to the public as of Thursday, April 8 in response to the Province of Ontario’s stay at home order.

Cornwall Stay Home Stay Safe

The facilities closed to the public include:

  • City Hall (drop payments off at the mail slot by the front door),
  • Civic Complex (curbside pickup available where needed),
  • Aquatic Centre and Benson Centre,
  • Municipal Works (call 613-932-5354 for assistance),
  • Social and Housing Services (drop forms off at the mail slot by the front door),

Cornwall Fire Stations, and Paramedic Headquarters and rural bases remain closed to the public.

Essential Services Continue

Although facilities may be closed, city staff continue to work remotely and are available via email and phone. Essential services continue:

  • Cornwall Transit’s buses are running for essential travel and the office remains open. Please take Transit only for essential travel: work, groceries, medical appointments, etc.
  • There will be no change to waste collection services. This means:
    • Weekly waste collection continues normally,
    • The household hazardous waste depot will open as planned on April 14 and other select dates,
    • Cornwall Gives A Shirt will still take place April 19 to 23, and
    • The landfill, including the fREe Store, remains open for essential trips
  • Staff are responding to complaints and reports – click here to flag an issue.
  • First responders will continue to respond to 911 calls. Please wear a mask and keep your distance until COVID-19 screening is complete.

Outdoor Recreation

Parks, paths and playgrounds will stay open. Residents should keep their distance from other park users and stay home if they aren’t feeling well. Wear a mask if you cannot maintain a two-metre distance while you’re outdoors. Wash or sanitize your hands often.

Related Information

  • The stay at home order takes effect Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Everyone should stay at home unless they are going to the grocery store, accessing health services, getting exercise, or going to work.
  • Outdoor social gatherings are limited to five people.
  • The stay at home order is expected to remain in place for four weeks. As more information is released by the Province, the City of Cornwall will update its procedures accordingly.
  • Residents over 60 can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment online or by calling 1-888-999-6488.

Related Links

Business Reopening Toolkit

Cornwall Economic Development has put together a toolkit to help businesses reopen. The toolkit includes guidelines and a maximum occupancy calculator along with signs and posters that can be downloaded and printed:


We summarize the latest news about the impacts of COVID-19 on Cornwall businesses on a daily basis. Click on the following link to view:

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