OTTAWA -- Here’s a look at the events cancelled and postponed in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec due to concerns about COVID-19.

Wesley Clover Parks

Wesley Clover Parks has announced all events in May are cancelled, including the "Ottawa Welcome,"

A decision on the rest of the calendar will be announced at a later date. 

Archdiocese of Ottawa

The Archdiocese of Ottawa has cancelled all Masses from March 15 to April 5. 

Diocese of Ottawa

Sunday masses at Anglican churches in Ottawa and across Ontario are cancelled until further notice

Parkdale United Church

Parkdale United Church is closed until further notice.

Ontario Public Schools

The Ontario Government says all publicly funded elementary and secondary schools will be closed for two weeks following March Break.

Schools will be closed to students from Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, April 5. 

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

The OCDSB says it will not be running child care services and programs from March 14 to April 5. That includes March Break programs.

Child care programs operated by third-parties will also not be operating during this time.

Quebec schools

The Quebec government says all daycares, schools, CEGEPS and universities in the province will be closed for at least two weeks. 

National Museums 

All national museums in the national capital region will be closed effective Saturday, March 14 until further notice.

The following museums are closed: 

  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Canadian War Museum
  • The Canadian Museum of Nature
  • The National Gallery of Canada
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum

The Diefenbunker

The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum is closed until further notice.

Ottawa Art Gallery

The Ottawa Art Gallery is closed from Saturday, March 14 to Sunday, April 5.

The closure includes Jackson Cafe and Restaurant, the OAG shop and Galerie Annexe. All events and rentals will also be cancelled and/or rescheduled to a later date.

Ottawa Farmers Market

The Ottawa Farmers Market will be closed starting Sunday, March 22nd until at least April 5. The move comes as the City of Ottawa closes municipal facilities. 

Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show

The Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show is being postponed. It was scheduled to begin Thursday. 

A future date has not yet been announced. 

Organizers say they will provide updates via email, social media, and their website to ticketholders, partners, and exhibitors.


All Sensplex facilities (Bell Sensplex, Cavanagh Sensplex and Richcraft Sensplex) will be closed from Monday, March 16 to April 4.

House of Commons tours 

All public tours of the House of Commons have been cancelled until April 20. 

The Senate has also cancelled all guided tours.

National Arts Centre

The  National Arts Centre has suspended building operations and closing the building to the public until further notice. 

The National Arts Centre has cancelled all performances and events at the National Arts Centre until Sunday, April 5.

Hard Rock Ottawa

OLG  has announced all casinos in Ontario, including Hard  Rock Ottawa on Albion Road, will be closed until further notice

Casino Lac Leamy

Loto-Quebec has closed all casinos in Quebec, including Casino Lac Leamy, until further notice

Ottawa Senators games

The NHL has announced it will "pause the 2019-20 season" beginning with the games on Thursday, March 12.

The Senators next scheduled home game was Wednesday, March 18 against Edmonton.

Ottawa 67's - all regular season games

The Ontario Hockey League has suspended the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

The Ottawa 67's say fans with tickets to the three remaining regular season home games and the first round of the OHL playoffs will be contacted directly.

Minor hockey league games

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association says all minor league hockey games in Ottawa and eastern Ontario are cancelled until further notice.

Canadian Tire Centre

Canadian Tire Centre says all events have been postponed until further notice.

Events include Ottawa Senators games

Here's a look at the schedule changes at Canadian Tire Centre

March 19 - The Kane Brown show scheduled for Thursday, March 19 has been postponed until Thursday, August 27. Tickets for the original show will be honoured for the new date

March 20 – Pearl Jam’s concert at Canadian Tire Centre has been postponed

Harlem Globetrotters has been postponed 

James Taylor has been postponed 

Canadian Central Hockey League

The Canadian Central Hockey League has suspended playoff games until further notice.

Carleton University 

All face-to-face classes will be cancelled March 16 and March 17. Online classes will begin on March 18. 

Here are the other events cancelled at Carleton University: 

  • March Break Open House
  • Relay for Life in support of Canadian Cancer Society
  • Athletics March Break Camp 

University of Ottawa

All face-to-face classes will be cancelled March 16 and March 17. Online classes will begin on March 18. 

Here's a look at other events cancelled at the University of Ottawa:

  • The Open House for prospective undergraduate students on March 21 has been cancelled.
  • All uOttawa March Break camps have been cancelled. 

Algonquin College

Algonquin College has announced all face-to-face classes and labs will be suspended from March 16 to March 22. When classes resume on Monday, March 23, many will be delivered online. 

Here are other events cancelled at Algonquin College: 

  • March Break Open House events at the Ottawa and Pembroke campuses are cancelled

La Cite college

La Cite says all courses are suspended for the week of March 16-20. The school will remain open.

Queen's University in Kingston 

Queen's University in Kingston has suspended all undergraduate classes (excluding health professional programs) for one week, starting on Monday, March 16. Principal Patrick Deane says the university will communicate plans for alternative delivery at the end of the one-week class suspension.

Camp Fortune

Camp Fortune has announced it will suspend all of its activities as of the end of day, March 15.

Calabogie Peaks Resort

Calabogie Peaks Resort says Monday, March 16th is the final day of the season.

Mont Ste-Marie

Mont Ste-Marie has closed for the season. The Premier of Quebec asked ski areas to suspend operations until further notice.

Mont Ste-Marie is located in Lac Sainte-Marie, an hour outside of Ottawa

Dovercourt Recreation Association

The Dovercourt Recreation Association has cancelled all programming, including Bluesfest School of Music and Art, WAVE, Van Lang Field House, and McKellar Park Field House.

March Break camps and After School programs are cancelled, along with classes, rentals and other facility use.

All programming is cancelled from Monday, March 16 to Sunday, April 5.

Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Great Canadian Theatre Company says it will close operations until April 5.

The GCTC says it's planning for Daisy, which opened March 12, to re-open on April 7 for a two week extended run.

RCMP Musical Ride Visitor Centre

The RCMP Musical Ride Visitor Centre is closed and tours suspended for 30 days. The situation will be re-assessed on April 14. 

Aquatarium in Brockville 

The Aquatarium in Brockville is closed until further notice. 

613Flea - March 21

The March 21 613Flea at Lansdowne Park has been cancelled. Updates on future 613Flea markets will be announced shortly.

Vegan Food Festival – April 26

The Vegan Food Festival at Lansdowne Park has been postponed.

In a statement on Instagram, Little Jo Berry’s says “obviously this is real sad news but we think it’s really important to be mindful of the safety of our community and staff."

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has announced the cancellation of “Crystal” July 1 to 5 at Canadian Tire Centre.

In a statement, Cirque du Soleil says taking into account the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the push for social distancing, it has cancelled the performances of Crystal in Ottawa.

Ticket holders will be contacted for reimbursement.

Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

Scouts Canada says the following restrictions are in place until April 5:

  • All Section programs across Canada are to cease, including regular meetings, outdoor adventures, tours/visits and camps.
  • All Scouts Canada events and activities such as Scouter Cons, Kub Kar Rallies, training, and any/all Scouter meetings will be suspended or postponed.
  • All Scout Properties will be closed and associated events cancelled or postponed.
  • All March break camps have been cancelled.
  • All Scout Shops will be closed; will remain available.
  • All Scouts Canada offices will be closed and employees asked to work remotely; offices will be available as-needed for essential work.
  • All non-essential Scouting-related travel will be cancelled.

Girl Guides of Canada says all in-person activities are cancelled until April 14. There will be no unit meetings, sleepovers, camps, cookie selling, travel, trainings, Trefoil Guild / Link activities, or any other in-person Girl Guide activities during this period.