Municipal services for Canada Day

Media Release

June 25, 2021

Municipal services for Canada Day

Municipal offices and most services will be closed July 1 in recognition of Canada Day. 

Other services are scheduled as follows:

Cemetery Operations: Cemetery staff will be on call for funeral homes who require at-need sales.

Ride CK: Public transit services will not be running on July 1. However, the Seasonal Bus Route S1 (Beach Bus to Mitchell’s Bay and Erieau) WILL be running on Canada Day.

Emergency Services:  Police, Fire and Ambulance are operational 24 hours a day, every day, and are accessible by dialling “911” for emergency calls only. The Fire Administration office will be closed on Thursday, July 1, re-opening on Friday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Arts and Culture: Chatham Capitol Theatre, Kiwanis Theatre, Chatham Cultural Centre, Chatham-Kent Museum, Thames Art Gallery, ARTspace, Milner Heritage House and Ridge House Museum will be closed July 1.

Entegrus and Public Utilities Commission: PUC will be closed. The emergency call number is 519-352-6300.

Health and Family Services Building: The Health and Family Services building will be closed July 1, including the offices of Employment and Social Services, Housing Services, Child Care and Early Years, and Public Health. The Employment Resource Centres located at 240 King St. W., Chatham and 786 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg are closed on July 1, and will reopen on July 2 for phone appointments by calling 519-436-1123 during normal business hours.

Emergency Rapid Rehousing Program: The Homeless Response Line at 519-354-6628 for homeless emergencies within Chatham-Kent is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

EarlyON and Child Care Subsidy: Is closed July 1.

Riverview Gardens: Reception and administrative offices will be closed July 1. Nursing staff can be reached 24/7 by calling 519-352-4823.

Libraries: All public libraries will be closed July 1.

Provincial Offences Court will be closed July 1. Regular business hours 8:30-4:30 p.m. will resume on July 2. 

Recreation Services:

Pools: The Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool, Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool and the 7 outdoor pools located in Chatham (3), Dresden, Ridgetown, Thamesville and Tilbury will be closed July 1

Arenas: All arenas are closed.

Waste and Recycling: Curbside garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day starting July 1 for the remainder of the week. Please refer to the Recycling and Waste Collection Guide for further details.

Transfer Stations: The Wallaceburg Transfer Station will be closed Thursday, July 1. All other transfer stations will be open regular hours and will not be affected by the holiday.

Leaf and Yard Depots: All Leaf & Yard Depots will be closed Thursday, July 1.

Chatham-Kent Tourism: CK Tourism will be closed July 1. To access visitor information at any time, please visit

Admin and Garage Facilities will be closed at both these locations July 1.

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Media Contact:


Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624

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