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Ontario Moves to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, 2021

Ontario will move into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on July 16, 2021. As of July 8, 2021, over 77% of the 12+ population in Ontario had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over 50% have received their second dose. More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered provincewide. Learn more about what reopens with each Step by reading the Province's Roadmap to Reopen plan.

Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three.

Read the full Media Release here

Ontario Moved to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11, 2021

Ontario Moved to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30, 2021

 Learn more about the Province's Re-Opening Plans

Step Three in EG

The Town is working to resume high priority appointment-based services with an emphasis on those that cannot be provided virtually or were previously suspended. Residents can continue to drop off payments at the Town’s drop box (located outside of the Civic Centre) for, blue or green bins, fire permits, or animal licenses for more information, visit our What's Available in EG page
Town Events

Community Parks, Recreation and Culture (CPRC) are planning an exciting line-up of events for the community. Summer events taking place in EG include:

  • Outdoor Movies Nights (August 11, 18, 25 and September 1)

  • Music Nights at the Sharon Temple (September 7, 14, 21 and 28)

  • Farmers’ Market (Every Thursday until October 7)

  • Mount Albert Lions BBQ (July 31, August 14, 28 and September 4)

  • Nature Day in partnership with local organizations (September 18)

CPRC worked with York Region Public Health and event partners to ensure all of the above listed events follow Public Health guidelines and recommendations. Pre-registration is required for some of these events. For more information, and to register visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/events

Summer Camps and Programs 

Summer Camp kicked off on Monday, July 5 with many of the camps full. Under the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance for day camps, in Step 2, cohort participants do not need to wear a mask or social distance outdoors. These updates will be in effect for week 2 of camps. At present, social distancing and masks are still required when mixing with those outside of the cohort. Staff are currently waiting on updates from the Ministry of Health as it relates to day camps as we enter into Step 3.

The fall Health and Active Living Virtual Guide will be made available on September 7. Registered in-person and virtual programs are scheduled to begin in October.

Outdoor Summer Fitness Programs

CPRC is offering weekly drop-in outdoor and virtual fitness classes. Registration is required for these drop-in programs.
Return to Ice Programs
CPRC is working towards offering indoor Town run drop-in and registered ice programs for the month of August. These will run in accordance with Public Health and provincial legislation.
Permits and Rentals

Picnic Shelters

As part of Stage 2, group gatherings at picnic shelters are permitted out for use to host birthday parties, and family functions. Permit holders are reminded of the provincial and regional requirements as it pertains to COVID-19 and must operate in accordance with current gathering limits.

CPRC staff are currently working with existing regular users, sport groups and youth/adult groups in accordance of the Town’s permitting policy to create permits for indoor meetings, events and sports which are scheduled to begin in September.

East Gwillimbury Public Library

Under Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, libraries are open to the public for in-person browsing, computer use and other services such as faxing and photocopying. The Library will also be used as a cooling centre if and when temperatures rise. Cooling centers will adhere to provincial and Public Health guidelines and follow all practices that are in place at the library. Masks are required and occupancy at both branches will not exceed a total of 15 people per library space. Complimentary masks will be provided, if needed. Outdoor in-person summer programs will be available at both branches, for details and to register, visit www.egpl.ca

Vaccine Eligibility - UPDATED July 22, 2021


As of Wednesday, July 21, York Region COVID-19 vaccination clinics will accept first and second dose walk-ins for all eligible  individuals who live, work or attend school in York Region. To see a list of clinic locations, visit www.york.ca/COVID19Vaccine

Learn more about Vaccine Eligibility and support information

Vaccine Information

See our Vaccine Information page for the most up to date information regarding vaccines and vaccine clinics. 

If you know someone that requires assistance booking for getting to an appointment, please visit the vaccine support and information page for a list of available services and supports.   

Resident concerns 

To report physical distancing concerns in residential homes please contact York Regional Police at their non-emergency number at 1-866-876-5423. If the complaint is in relation to a municipal facility or business please complete the online By-law Complaint Form.

Need help to self-isolate?

Close contact continues to drive the spread of COVID-19 in York Region. Residents who need a comfortable place to safely self-isolate from others may be eligible for a free stay at York Region's COVID-19 Voluntary Isolation Centre. While the Centre is not a health care facility, it can be a home away from home for residents to rest and recover from COVID-19, free of charge for up to 14 days. For those who have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19, the Centre is a safe place to self-isolate. Each stay at the Centre helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The Centre is operated by the Canadian Red Cross on York Region's behalf.

For more information and eligibility details, visit york.ca/IsolationCentre

Town State of Emergency 

On March 19, 2020 the Town declared a State of Emergency. This state will continue to ensure we have the flexibility to quickly respond to this health and economic emergency and provide support to our residents and businesses where needed. 

Check out our COVID-19 Memos page.

Stay connected to the Town 

Residents can contact Customer Service for assistance via the below methods:

The Town will share news and updates through: 

Reference and community links

COVID-19 roles and responsibilities 

List of COVID-19 rules and responsibilities for East Gwillimbury, York Region, Ontario and Canada

Community support 

Download the COVID Alert App

The COVID-Alert App is designed to let you know if you may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.