Here's what's cancelled due to COVID-19 in the Ottawa area
Check here for our updated list of events cancelled or postponed
- Due to the volume and scope of cancellations, this story is no longer being updated.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, here's our running tally of major events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic.
This list will be updated as more cancellations are announced. Multi-day events that have been called off are listed on the first date they were scheduled for.
Multi-day events, programs, sports, etc.
- All publicly funded schools in Ontario, from March 14 until at least April 5.
- All major museums in Ottawa-Gatineau are closing their doors to visitors, effective Saturday, and until further notice.
- The City of Ottawa is shutting down municipal facilities starting Monday including recreation facilities, pools and libraries until at least April 5.
- The National Arts Centre is cancelling all performances and events until at least April 5.
- Carleton University has cancelled classes and is moving all courses online until at least the end of term. See here for more events that are cancelled.
- University of Ottawa cancels classes on March 15 and March 16 and as of March 18, in person classes and labs moved online.
- All Ottawa Senators games, as part of the NHL's decision to suspend the remainder of its season.
- All Ottawa 67s games, as part of the OHL's decision to suspend the remainder of its season.
- All minor league hockey games in eastern Ontario, until further notice.
- All events scheduled for the Canadian Tire Centre, including the Disney on Ice shows, which were set to run until March 15.
- The Anglican Diocese of Ontario has cancelled all worship services until further notice.
- All on- and off-campus events planned by St. Lawrence College, which has campuses in Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, until April 10.
- Future jury trials in Ontario until further notice. Ongoing trials will continue.
- All citizenship ceremonies, citizenship tests and retests across Canada are cancelled until further notice.
- Algonquin College cancelled its March Break Open Houses in both Ottawa and Pembroke and suspended labs and face-to-face classes from March 16 to March 22.
- Queen's University cancelled all undergraduate classes except health professional programs for a week starting March 13 and suspended alumni events and off-campus events in places like Ottawa until the end of May.
- All public events held at the Embassy of Japan, including a March 26 film screening and a poetry event scheduled for March 28.
- Cirque du Soleil's Crystal performance in Ottawa scheduled for July 1 to July 5 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- TD Place postpones all events scheduled for the next several weeks.
- Canadian Premier League suspends all pre-season training for all of its clubs beginning March 13.
- Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Que. is closed until further notice.
- Dovercourt Recreation Association cancels all programing, rentals and facility use until further notice.
- Ottawa Sport and Social Club suspending all programming until further notice starting March 16.
- SAW gallery will be closed March 14 to April 6.
- The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is closed until April 6.
- The Kiwanis Music Festival is postponed until May, with some classes and concerts cancelled.
- Ottawa Gymnastics Centre closed March 14 to April 5.
- Ottawa's House of Targ pinball bar closed until further notice.
- Gatineau Park open, but visitors centre closed.
Calendar of cancelled events:
- The city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and subsequent party at Lansdowne Park.
- St. Patrick's celebration at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts.
- Capital Chamber Choir Schnittke Concerto for Choir postponed until further notice.
- The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has cancelled its meeting.
- Kingston Seedy Saturday cancelled by Kingston Area Seed System Initiative.
- Ottawa Wedding Show scheduled for March 14 and March 15.
- The Archdiocese of Ottawa has asked parishes to cancel all Lord's Day masses March 14 and 15.
- Limmud 2020, a festival of Jewish learning and culture that had been slated for the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.
- Week-long March break camps at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.
- Spirit of Rasputin's open stage cancelled.
- New Image of Home exhibition reception and lecture at Carleton University.
- Just For Laughs Dara Ó Briain performance at the Meridian Theatres Centrepointe.
- The national capital's Persian New Year festivities, also known as Nowruz.
- Pearl Jam's concert at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- An open house at the University of Ottawa for prospective undergraduate students.
- Cumberland Lions Club's Murder Mystery event.
- Ottawa Coffee Fest scheduled for March 21 and March 22 postponed.
- The two-day Safety Days and Wellness Fair at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ont.
- An open house on the proposed new downtown core for Barrhaven.
- Museopark's Soup Splash Monday evening.
- Ottawa Symphony Orchestra's concert.
- Vanier Sugar Festival, April 4 and April 5.
- The Ten Collective two-day show, April 4 and April 5, in Almonte, Ont.
- Cumberland Lions Club two-day annual Maplefest on April 4 and April 5.
- The Discover TechNATA expo and job fair has been moved to Oct. 5 at the Brookstreet Hotel.
- Jesse Cook concert at the National Arts Centre to be rescheduled.
- The Big Brothers and Big Sisters' 50th annual celebration dinner and awards ceremony.
- Ottawa Symphony Orchestra's concert.
- All schools and facilities in three of western Quebec's four French school boards are closed. The Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais and English Western Québec School Board is open.
- The Kanata Muslim Association has cancelled its Friday prayer gathering.
- The First Robotics Competition, the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser and the March Break open house at Carleton University.
- Saw Gallery's annual Sketch fundraiser and afterparty.
- Child Haven Fiesta fundraiser First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa.