City of Greater Sudbury Reopens Boat Launches

May 12, 2020

Effective Wednesday, May 13, 2020, all municipal boat launches will reopen to the public. 

This decision aligns with recent directives from the Province for the reopening of some seasonal and outdoor businesses and services, including permitting private marinas to allow people to access their properties. Formerly, access to private marinas was only permitted to people with primary residences.  

“It’s been just over three weeks since we closed boat launches,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “After monitoring this ever-evolving situation, consulting with our partners at Public Health, and aligning with recent announcements by the Province, we have decided that the time is right. While this is a positive first step, we’re not out of the woods yet, and it’s important that people continue to make smart decisions and practise physical distancing.”
The City will monitor the use of boat launches, and signage will be put in place to inform residents on proper physical distancing rules while using these amenities. Where there are concerns that people are not practising physical distancing, or where the number of users creates a situation where it is not manageable, the City will perform further review and implement changes as necessary.

Over the next few days, staff will be preparing boat launches for the season.

While boat launches will be open, residents are reminded that parks amenities, playgrounds, and other outdoor recreational amenities remain closed as part of the Province’s emergency orders.  

Please note that information on the opening of City landfills will be issued in the next few days.

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