May 3rd update from the Province

May 03, 2020

Dear Members,

While news from the Ontario Government allowing marinas to prepare for the season is a step in the right direction, we have not been given the OK for member’s to access their boats. We are looking to the city for clarification. Until we know we can have members working on their boats without risk of fines, the yard will remain closed and access to the boats is restricted. Below is the wording from the gov’t of Ontario. The wording is not clear regarding yacht clubs.

The government said the following proper health and safety guidelines, as of May 4 at 12:01 a.m.: 

  • Garden centres and nurseries with curbside pick-up and delivery only
  • Lawn care and landscaping
  • Additional essential construction projects that include: shipping and logistics, broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure; any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services; municipal projects; colleges and universities; child care centres; schools; and site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential development
  • Automatic and self-serve car washes
  • Auto dealerships, open by appointment only
  • Golf courses may prepare their courses for the upcoming season, but not open to the public
  • Marinas may also begin preparations for the recreational boating season by servicing boats and other watercraft and placing boats in the water, but not open to the public. Boats and watercraft must be secured to a dock in the marina until public access is allowed.

   Brian Leslie