The latest closures, cancellations and postponements in Manitoba due to COVID-19
A Cineplex theatre is seen Friday May 22, 2015 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld / THe Canadian Press)
WINNIPEG -- As of Wednesday, there are a total of 17 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, which has prompted a slew of closures, cancellations and postponements across the province.
The following is the latest list of events, businesses and attractions making changes amid the COVID-19 outbreak:
- The Manitoba Opera has cancelled performances of ‘Carmen’ set to take place March 28, March 31 and April 3;
- The Keg is closing all of its restaurants, effective March 17;
- Cineplex Inc. said it’s closing all of its theatres in Canada until at least April 2;
- Landmark Cinemas closed all of its theatres as of March 16.
- The Manitoba Centennial Centre, which includes the Centennial Concert Hall, Planetarium, Science Gallery and the Manitoba Museum, will be restricting public access for 30 days. Employees will still have access to the building, but the centre is working on alternative arrangements, including employees working from home. All performances at the concert hall have been suspended, along with attendance at the museum, until at least April 15.
- The Costume Museum of Canada, located on Arthur Street, is suspending all of its public events.
- Cre8ery Art Gallery, located at 125 Adelaide St.,is closing to the public on Wednesday, March 18. It is unknown when it will reopen;
- Dwarf no Cachette Café, located at 157 Provencher Blvd., is closed for dine-in business. The café will remain open for takeout orders that are phoned in or delivery through Skip The Dishes or Door Dash;
- The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has postponed its performances of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert' that were set to take place on April 4 and 5;
- High Tea Bakery is closing effective March 18;
- The Children's Hospital Foundation has cancelled the Children's Hospital Book Market in April and the Teddy Bears' Picnic in May;
- The Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery is closed until further notice. The physical office will be closed until mid-April at minimum;
- The 48th annual Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner, set to take place on May 12, has been cancelled;
- The North End Women’s Shelter says they will remain open for clients to access essential resources. The shelter says they’re allowing three women in at a time for a maximum of 10 minutes, and are asking those feeling unwell to stay home;
- Toys “R” Us is closing all stores across Canada until at least March 30. Online shopping is still available. The company says they will review the decision daily, based on recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada;
- Indigo will be closing all of its locations until March 27;
- The Good Will Social Club and Khao have temporaily closed effective March 17. The venue will reopen when it is safe to do so.
- The Archdiocese of Winnipeg has made the decision to suspend all public masses on weekdays and weekends and other celebrations until after April 26, 2020. Parish offices will remain open, but with reduced hours and the Archbishop will celebrate a private mass each Sunday at 11 a.m. and it will be shared on a live stream.
Health officials are asking people to practice social distancing. This includes cancelling events with more than 250 people, avoiding large crowds and minimizing any contact while in public.
- With files from CTV's Charles Lefebvre.