Chatham-Kent Closures

Road Closures:

A section of Erie Shore Drive is closed indefinitely. Click here for more info.

Rose Beach Line over South Marsh Creek is closed because of erosion from Lake Erie along the edge of the road. It’s unknown how long the closure will last. Since Rose Beach Line will no longer be available as a route between Morpeth and Rondeau, the alternative route is Talbot Trail and Kent Bridge Road.

New cancellations/closures as of April 6, 2020

The Detroit Grand Prix has been cancelled due to COVID-19. You can read more about it here.

Previously posted regional cancellations:

Starting Monday, March 30, all LCBO retail locations will be closed on Mondays. Read more here.

The province has announced that Drive Test centres and Travel Point locations will close to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can read more here.

Many TD Canada Trust branches will close temporarily. Unless otherwise specified, branches that remain open will have reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Details can be found on TD’s website.

Goodwill is temporarily closing its community stores. Details can be found here.

Store hours at Sobeys grocery stores are being reduced company-wide so that their locations are now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can read more here.

Stores under the Loblaw Companies Limited umbrella (Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Zehrs) will be reducing their hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about that by clicking here.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has decided to temporarily close all casinos across the province. Click here for more info.

All public services are suspended in Anglican churches in the Diocese of Huron.

The YMCA of Chatham-Kent is temporarily closed until further notice.

All planned events in Ontario Parks are being cancelled until further notice, however outdoor recreational opportunities including camping and day-use will still be available at operating parks.

All Scouts events are cancelled until April 5. All in-person Girl Guide activities are suspended until Tuesday, April 14

Fit4Less and Goodlife Fitness locations across Canada are closed until further notice.

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) offices across Ontario will be temporarily closed as of March 16th.

St. Clair College will close all campuses (including the HealthPlex) and will move to online classes starting March 23 following March Break. Fanshaw College is also closing its campuses.

Previously posted local cancellations:

The Chatham-Kent Public Library is extending its closure. All branches will remain closed until further notice. All library events — including the tax clinics are cancelled. Due dates have been extended for items already checked out and overdue fines will not accrue during the closure. Details about the CKPL virtual library can be found here.

Concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the cancellation of this year’s Festival of Nations in Tecumseh Park. The committee said it is committed to holding an amazing event in 2021.

The Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Centre is closed due to the COVID-19 precautions. Appointments will be rescheduled after the Centre has re-opened.

The rest of this year’s spring OFSAA championships and festivals have been cancelled. Read more here.

Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health has ordered the closure of BMX and skate parks. Details can be found by clicking, here.

The Chatham Maroons Spring Prospect camp planned for May has been cancelled.

Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby is ordering the closure of all city-owned playground equipment until further notice as part of the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the community.

The John Waddell dog park in Chatham is also closed till further notice, due to concerns of social distancing.

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra concert originally scheduled to take place at St. Andrew’s United Church on April 24th has been cancelled.

The Diabetes Canada Fundraising Concert has been rescheduled to May 28 at 7:30 p.m. The event will still be held at the Kiwanis Theatre in Chatham.

The John D. Bradley Convention Centre is closing its doors to the public until further information from our local, provincial and federal government state it is safe to resume public gatherings.

Ward 3 residents are being advised that Four Counties Transportation will be suspended until further notice, effective March 27th at 5 p.m.

The 4th annual Hike for Hospice Chatham-Kent will be postponed until Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Community Living Wallaceburg has postponed its 20th annual Box Lunch until October.

The Highgate Lions rabbit supper scheduled for April 18 is postponed.

TekSavvy is temporarily not accepting new customer orders as the company transitions its staff to work from home. Existing customers can contact the company at or visit  to add TV services.

As of the end of the day on March 20, the Walpole Algonac Ferry will be shutting down indefinitely. Their official announcement can be found here.

Municipal offices in Chatham-Kent and the Chatham and Dresden Service Ontario locations will be closed until further notice. You can read more about it here.

Maple City Homes administration office will be temporarily closed, effective March 19th. As of the end of the day on March 20, all construction activity will be put on hold and re-evaluated at a later date. Click here to read their full press release.

Canadian Tire Corporation will be cutting hours at its retail outlets and temporarily closing Mark’s, SportChek, Atmosphere, Party City, Pro Hockey Life, National Sports and PartSource from March 19 until at least April 2, 2020. Click here for more info.

The Beer Store limiting its hours to 10 a.m to 6 p.m. because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Click here for more.

Pet and Wild Rescue will be limiting some of its services until further notice. Click here for more info.

Roses for Rotary has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. If you ordered roses you will be contacted by email about a refund.

IMAGINATION Ink meeting at Queen St. Branch of Chatham Library postponed for the March 18 session.

Fish Dinners scheduled by Knights of Columbus Council #1412- Blessed Sacrament Church during Lenten season are cancelled.

Fish Dinner for Knights of Columbus Council #10436 – St. Joe’s Church for March 27 is cancelled.

Theatre Kent has cancelled its 2019-2020 season, this includes the show Calendar Girls.

The Mental Health Network programs are cancelled. Programming is planned to resume on March 30.

The Mary Webb Centre is postponing all events, large and small that are scheduled in the month of March.

The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent is closed to the public until April 6. All services, appointments, pool programs and community recreation programs are cancelled until that time. Appointments will be rescheduled after the Centre has re-opened.

The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent has rescheduled the Festival of Giving from April 18 to October 17, 2020. Click here for more info.

In light of the COVID-19 virus, the Chatham Granite Club has decided to end its season as of Sunday, March 15, 2020. Membership and staff have all been notified.

The Rotary Club of Chatham weekly meetings and the Rotary TVBingo on Tuesday nights have been postponed until at least April 7.

The Chatham-Kent Quilters’ Guild meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 is cancelled.

Riverview Gaming Centre in Chatham will be closed starting Monday, March 16. They will continue to monitor the situation and make a decision to re-open when it is safe.

The Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham has announced it’s closing from March 16-April 5 due to COVID-19.

The Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Banquet scheduled for April 16 is being postponed to early or mid-June, or even until September, depending on the COVID-19 circumstances in late April or early May.

The Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee awards presentation that was scheduled to take place on March 17th at Eden Villa Retirement Assistant Living is cancelled.

All CK Recreaction programs and services, including all public swimming and March Break programs, are cancelled indefinitely.

Programs at all Arts & Culture facilities are being cancelled indefinitely.

All Arts & Culture facilities are now closed. This includes Ridge House Museum, CK Museum, Capitol Theatre, Kiwanis Theatre, ARTspace, and the Thames Art Gallery.

All licensed childcare facilities in Chatham-Kent will be closed from March 14-April 5 to comply with orders from Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health.

The Shrewsbury Maple Syrup Festival scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled.

The following events at the Capitol Theatre have been cancelled:

  • – March 17 at 7:30 pm: Irish Rovers
  • – March 18 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Ford v Ferrari”
  • – March 24 at 7:00 pm: Movie Night “Brittany Runs a Marathon”

Chatham-Kent 4-H has suspended all meetings and events, for youth and adults, until at least April 3

The Wallaceburg Flying W’s gymnastic club will be closed until April 5. The Great Lakes Gymnastics Center is also closed until April 5. The Blenheim Golden Eagles Gymnastic Club has cancelled all programs until further notice. Fuzion Gymnastics has suspended all programs until April 5.

The Chatham Skating Club has cancelled all skating sessions.

Chatham-Kent Animal Rescue’s Gigantic Garage Sale scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

The Arts & Cultural CARNIVAL scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled to comply with orders from Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health.

Wild Child Imagination Studio in Chatham is cancelling all of its studio events until April 3.

All Chatham-Kent Community Health Centres programming has been cancelled until further notice.

New Beginnings ABI and Stroke Recovery Association Chatham-Kent and Sarnia will be closed until April 5.

Brio Academy is closed until further notice. Students will get info later this week regarding online learning.

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority Maple Syrup Festival scheduled for March 21 and 22 has been cancelled

All 10 arenas in Chatham-Kent will be closed for three weeks starting March 16.

Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool and Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool will be closed for three weeks starting March 16.

The Bothwell Legion is closed until at least March 30 — at that time, the COVID-19 situation will be re-evaluated.

Ridgetown and Blenheim Curling Clubs have ended their seasons.

Community Living’s day programs at Park Avenue, Riverview Drive, and Sass Road and two respite programs (Children’s, and Adult) will close until further notice.

Community Living Wallaceburg’s offices on Dufferin Avenue are closed. All meetings, training and agency activities have been cancelled until further notice.

The Ridgetown District Agricultural Society has postponed Community Information Day, which was originally scheduled for April 18.

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority’s administration office in Chatham and the resource centre at Longwoods Road Conservation Area will be closed to the public, effective March 18.