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City Announces Plans For Indoor Pools, Recreation And Arenas As We Move To Step 3 Of Reopening Ontario Plan

Wednesday July 14th, 2021, 2:27pm


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The City of Windsor has announced plans for  reopening as the province moves into Step 3 of the Reopening Ontario plan.

Community Programming

  • Gymnasiums and other rentals resume July 19th, 2021, based on demand and capacity, beginning with the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex and then expanding to other facilities.
  •  Programming of additional recreational activities, including registered programs, will resume September 13th, 2021, starting with the WFCU Centre and the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex. Programming will expand to additional facilities as demand increases.

Arenas and Recreational Facilities

  • The Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex will have floor-based rental space available on Rink A only as of July 19th, 2021. Ice will be available on at least one rink as of September 7, 2021, and the second ice pad will be available for September 20th, 2021, as the day camp will be using the floor of the second ice pad until it concludes for the summer.
  • The Forest Glade Community Centre will have one ice pad available as of July 24th, 2021.
  • The mass vaccination clinic run out of the WFCU Centre will end July 31st, 2021. Ice will be available on all community rinks (AM800, Green Shield and Corporal Grenon) as of September 7, 2021. The main bowl ice will be available for the start of the Spitfires training camp.
  • The use of the ice rink at the Adie Knox Herman Arena as a food storage site for the Unemployed Help Centre (UHC) will end August 1st, 2021. Ice will be available the week of September 7th, 2021. The hamper program offered through the UHC will continue at Adie Knox Herman on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • The Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex is being used as a food storage and processing site for the 2021 June 27th Miracle food drive, and the community centre will remain closed to the public until further notice.


  • The aquatic programming at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre (WIATC) Presented by WFCU Credit Union and the WFCU Centre will reopen on Monday, September 13th, 2021, after the outdoor pools and beach close for the summer on Sunday, September 5th, 2021. Programming will expand to additional venues based on demand.
  • Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union remains closed until later this fall to provide for staff training, recertification and additional hiring, as needed.

Culture and Events

  • Museums will reopen in the fall with updated capacity limits.
  • It is anticipated that a modified Open Streets will be able to proceed on September 19th, 2021, consistent with provincial government regulations and subject to volunteer resourcing.
  • Should the Province remain in Step 3 of the reopening framework into the winter, the City of Windsor intends to re-offer the Bright Lights Windsor festival in December 2021.

Transit Windsor

  • Transit Windsor will continue to operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule until September, when secondary and post-secondary students are anticipated to return to in-person learning
  • Transit Windsor is consulting with St. Clair College, the University of Windsor and area school boards to confirm plans, schedules and routes


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