Provincial Closure Listing

In response to COVID-19, many provincial governments have enacted new, temporary regulations regarding essential and non-essential services.   

Canadians are advised to check with their local and provincial governments, as well as with individual retailers for a full list of closures and modified hours.  

SmartCentres open-air, value-oriented shopping centres are more relevant to Canadians than ever before. Our retailers provide groceries, pharmacy, medical, general merchandise and other essential to the customers in the communities we live in and serve across Canada.  

We urge Canadians to look out for one another during this time.  Be calm.  Be kind.  Be patient. 

For a province-by-province summary of what is open and what is not, please see below.  

 

Quick summary: 

All non-essential services have been ordered closed by most provinces. (Exceptions in Alberta, Manitoba). Most provincial closures include: 

  • Gathering venues: bars, concert halls, cinemas, theatresetc ordered closed. 
  • Personal care services: esthetics, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, piercing and tattoo parlours, etc. ordered closed. 
  • Non-essential/non-emergency medical services: dental, optometrist, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc. ordered closed.  
  • Non-essential retail ordered closed.  
  • Essential retail (supermarkets, gas stations, hardware stores, pet food stores, financial institutions) remain open. Many retailers have reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours.  
  • Restaurants offering takeout, delivery or drive-thru options remain open. Dine-in service is restricted in most provinces.  

 

British Columbia: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.  

  • Personal service establishments (salons/spas) ordered closed 
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies, liquor stores remain open. Some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours. 
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options.  
  • A list of additional service/business closures can be found here

  

Alberta: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here:   

  • Dine-in restaurants remain open with limited capacities.  
  • Businesses are limited to 50% capacity to a maximum of 50 people 
  • Capacity limits do not apply to essential services: 
  • Grocery stores 
  • Shopping centres 
  • Standalone retail stores 
  • Health care facilities 
  • Other essential services as defined by the province of Alberta 

 

Saskatchewan:  

For up to date information from the province, please click here 

  • Recreational and entertainment facilities ordered closed. 
  • Personal service facilities (spas, tattoo parlours, barbers, etc) ordered closed.  
  • Non-essential/elective medical services (dental, optometry, chiropractic, massage therapy, podiatry) ordered closed. Non-elective treatment permitted.  
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies remain open. Some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours.  
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options. Dine-in services ordered closed. 

 

Manitoba: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here 

  • Wellness centres, gyms, athletic facilities ordered closed. 
  • Hospitality premises (restaurants, theatres) limited to 50% capacity to a maximum of 50 people. 
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies, shopping centres, gas stations open but must ensure separation of one to two metres between patrons. Some retailers may have reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours.  

 

Ontario: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.

  • All non-essential businesses have been ordered closed 
  • Bars and restaurants for dine-in service; indoor recreation facilities; public libraries; private schools; licensed child care centres; movie cinemas; theatres; concert venues 
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies, LCBO open. Some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours 
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options 

 

Quebec: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.

  • All non-essential businesses have been ordered closed 
  • These include: Public gathering venues such as aquariums, museums, libraries, ski resorts, water parks; bars; indoor and outdoor recreation centres; cinemas, theatres, concert venues; enclosed malls; personal care services such as salons.  
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies remain open, some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours 
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options 

 

New Brunswick: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.

  • Non-essential retail expected to stop admitting patrons to physical stores 
  • Athletic facilities, gyms, pools, arenas, rinks, etc have been ordered closed 
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options 
  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, repair garages, post offices, financial institutions, fuel, hardware, convenience stores, pet food stores, corporate/agency stores of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB remain open. Some may have reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours.  

 

Nova Scotia: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.

  • Drinking establishments, wineries, tasting rooms ordered closed. 
  • Dentists may only perform emergency dental procedures 
  • Personal services (hair salons, barber shops, spas, tattoo parlours, nail salons) ordered closed. 
  • Fitness establishments like gyms ordered closed.  
  • Restaurants may only offer delivery, take-out and drive-thru options  
  • Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. Some may have reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date information. 

 

Newfoundland: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.   

  • Drinking establishments ordered closed 
  • Gyms, fitness facilities, yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities ordered closed 
  • Cinemas, arenas, performance spaces, bingo halls ordered closed 
  • Personal service establishments including spas, salons, piercing/tattoo parlours, tanning salons ordered closed 
  • Non-essential retail stores ordered closed 
  • Some restaurants remain open with delivery or takeout-only options 
  • Gas stations, supermarkets, pharmacy and hardware stores remain open, some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours 

 

Prince Edward Island: 

For up to date information from the province, please click here.

  • PEI Liquor Control Commission and PEI Cannabis retail stores closed 
  • Gyms and recreation centres have been ordered closed 
  • Bowling alleys, casinos, museums, sporting/concert venues, theatres ordered closed 
  • Personal service facilities (esthetics, tattoo, piercing services) ordered closed 
  • Non-essential retail ordered closed 
  • Shopping malls ordered closed (except parts of malls used for essential services)  
  • Some restaurants remain open for take-out, delivery and drive-thru options only 
  • Gas stations, supermarkets, pharmacy and hardware stores remain open, some with reduced or irregular hours. Check with individual stores for up-to-date hours 

 

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Kaiser
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Smart Real Estate Investment Trust
(416) 605 -7367
skaiser@smartcentres.com

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