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Londoners encouraged to keep safety top of mind while enjoying the Labour Day long weekend


With the last long weekend of the summer upon us, the City of London is reminding Londoners to keep health measures and Provincial Orders in mind while celebrating over the Labour Day weekend.

As with other holidays and celebrations over the past few months, Londoners are asked to continue to follow all health precautions set out by the Province and the Middlesex-London Health Unit. That means wearing a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces if you can, following social gathering guidelines, practicing physical distancing and good hand hygiene at all times to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Current Provincial Orders allow for an indoor gathering of up to 50 people or up to 100 people for an outdoor gathering, provided physical distancing of at least 2 metres can be maintained. Residents are reminded that an indoor and outdoor party cannot have combined numbers for a gathering of 150 total people. In all cases, the maximum gathering size is 100 when combined, and only 50 inside at any given time. Other health precautions apply to gatherings, including physical distancing and wearing a face covering if the gathering is in an indoor public space.

“We’re asking Londoners to continue to be vigilant in the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19,” says Acting Mayor Jesse Helmer. “Whether you’re enjoying one of our beautiful parks, cooling off at a spray pad, or visiting Dundas Place pedestrian and cycling shared space, please remember that health and safety precautions are important for the health of your family and our entire community. Enjoy the long weekend but please be safe in your celebrations.”

Labour Day celebrations may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still several opportunities to enjoy the long weekend while keeping safety top of mind.

Dundas Place car-free shared space will continue on Dundas Street between Talbot and Wellington streets

Every weekend from now until October 16, Dundas Place will continue to be a pedestrian and cycling shared space on weekends.

Londoners will be able to enjoy the extended space and maintain physical distancing while dining or visiting a local shop. Temporary outdoor sanitization stations will also be available along Dundas Place.

Vehicle traffic will be unable to travel east or west along Dundas Street between Talbot and Wellington Streets during these times:

  • Between Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 5 a.m.
  • Between Saturday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 5 a.m. This includes all day Sunday.

The car-free shared space is part of a pilot project supporting economic recovery.

Take advantage of two-hour free parking in London’s core

There’s never been a better time to support a local business in our community, which is why we are offering two-hour free parking in London’s core all Labour Day weekend. Each vehicle is eligible to receive two hours of free parking per day at all municipal on-street parking meters and municipal lots in London’s core using the promotional code ‘B2B20’ on the HonkMobile app.

Make a splash at a spray pad before they close for the season

It’s the perfect weekend to make a splash before spray pads close for another season. With the warm weather forecast for the next few weeks, spray pads will remain open until September 14. Find a spray pad nearby and plan your last visit this season.

The City’s outdoor pools are closed for the season as of Friday, September 4. 

City of London facilities and office closures for Monday, September 7

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of City facilities including some libraries, Provincial Offences Court, Tourism London offices and social services offices remain closed to the public until further notice.

City of London services that have continued during COVID-19 will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labour Day.

To stay up-to-date on the City of London’s response to COVID-19, visit london.ca/COVID-19.