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Closures, restrictions and cancellations

Updated April 3, 2020

​​To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, several facilities and services are either closed to the public or have limited access with appropriate physical distancing measures. This list is subject to change.

On this page:

For the most updated information on mass gathering restrictions in Alberta, visit The Government of Albert's restrictions for mass gatherings.

Closed City-owned and partner-operated facilities

  • All Calgary Public Library locations
  • All City of Calgary recreation facilities
  • All City-owned, partner-operated recreation facilities (i.e all YMCA locations, Cardel Rec South, Genesis Centre, Great Plains Recreation, Repsol Centre, Trico Centre, Vivo Centre and Westside Recreation.)
  • All City-owned playgrounds
  • All City-owned skateparks

City services that provided in-person locations, such as service counters, are now closed. Please use online and remote options where available.

Limited access with physical distancing measures

Municipal Building

There is limited access to the Municipal Building. Citizens will be directed to one of two doors where security staff will help direct them.

Services that will remain open are:

Plus 15 Network

Due to COVID-19 concerns, The City has closed all Plus 15 access until further notice. All walkways are now closed.

Council Chambers

You can participate in public meetings and hearings by:

Event cancellations

The following events and programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19:

  • All Community Associations will be closed and regular programming cancelled.
  • City events and activities at Devonian Gardens, until further notice.
  • Fire Safety Presentations, until further notice.
  • Fire Station Tours, until further notice.
  • Fire Truck Bookings, until further notice.
  • Municipal Complex Tours, until further notice.
  • Surplus Furniture Sales, until further notice.
  • Volunteer Tour Guide Program, until further notice.
  • Youth Hiring Fair, Apr. 2.
  • YYC Tree education workshops.

In addition, all in-person public engagement activities have been cancelled until after April 30. Opportunities to gather public input into City projects will still be available online.

Information for event organizers

Arts and Culture

The City of Calgary is advising organizations and individual event organizers that all festivals and events in Calgary with an audience of more than 50 people or more, must be canceled or postponed. While we understand this is a difficult time for many organizations, this decision is aligned with the Federal and Provincial direction on mass gatherings. New festival and event permit applications are not being accepted for 2020 until further notice. We will continue to provide updates to our event partners as the City’s response to COVID-19 progresses. At this time, it is impossible to predict how long this emergency will exist.