The City of Sault Ste. Marie would like to advise residents of its hours of operation for services provided during the holiday season.
Civic Centre: The Civic Centre will close at noon on Monday, December 24
Administrative Offices: Closed December 25, 26 and January 1. Includes the Cemetery office, Civic Centre, GFL Memorial Gardens office, Sault Transit, and Public Works and Engineering Services. For 24 hour emergency service requests, call Public Works at 705-759-5201.
Arenas: City operated arenas (John Rhodes and McMeeken) will close December 24 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on December 27 for scheduled events. All arenas will be open December 31 until 4 p.m. for scheduled events only. All facilities are closed January 1.
GFL Memorial Gardens: Administrative and Box Office is closed December 25 and 26. Open December 27 for scheduled events. Facility closes at 4 p.m. on December 31 and will be closed on January 1.
Northern Community Centre: Closed December 24 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on December 27. A free Family Sports Drop-In day will take place on December 27 and January 3. Sensitive playtime on both days will be from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and open drop-in sessions will take place from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Northern Community Centre will be open December 31 until 4 p.m. for scheduled events only and will be closed January 1.
John Rhodes Community Centre Pool: For a holiday schedule, visit johnrhodespool.ca or call 705-759-5419.
Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site: Closed December 23 to January 2.
Seniors' Centres (Drop-In & Northern Community Centre): Closed December 25 to January 2.
Public Library: The James L. McIntyre Centennial and Korah branch Library will be open December 24 from 9 a.m. - noon. Both Libraries will be closed December 25 and 26. The James L. McIntyre Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Korah Branch Library will be open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on December 31. All libraries will be closed January 1.
Refuse and Recycling Collection: There is no collection December 25 and January 1. Collection will be one day late for both weeks. Residents are reminded that there will be a 4 bag limit during the week of December 23 and December 30. All garbage must be in proper containers or bags and meet the City's weight restrictions. Bag tags must be adhered to any bags beyond the 4 bag limit. Bag tags can be purchased at various locations throughout the City. Visit saultstemarie.ca/bagtags for more info.
Cardboard, steel cans, aluminum containers, glass bottles, #1 and #2 plastics and all wrapping paper that is not foil or cellophane can be recycled.
Christmas trees, towels, blankets and books can be dropped off at the Clean North collection depot at the Cambrian Mall parking lot December 26 to January 12 with tree chipping scheduled for January 13. No Styrofoam will be collected. All Styrofoam can be placed with regular garbage pick up. No cardboard/paper, wrapping paper or boxboard will be collected. Residents are encouraged to use their recycling bins for cardboard and paper.
The Landfill site located at 402 Fifth Line East will be closed December 25 - 26 and January 1.
Sault Ste. Marie Transit: Regular transit - last buses depart the terminal December 24 at 5:30 p.m. Regular transit will not operate December 25 and 26. Last buses depart the terminal December 31 at 11:15 p.m. No regular transit on January 1. The transit office will close at noon on December 24 and will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1.
Parabus service - last pick up or return on December 24 will be at 5:30 p.m. Parabus will run December 25 and 26. The last pick up or return on December 31 will be at 11:15 p.m. No Parabus service on January 1.
Free downtown parking: The City of Sault Ste. Marie Parking Division is pleased to provide free downtown parking this holiday season. Effective December 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019 free parking is available at all meters, pay and display units, and two-hour municipal parking lots in the downtown area. Please note that the holiday exemption does not include parking in handicap spaces without a permit, any identified no parking areas, fire routes and private (permit only) lots.
The operations schedule is available online at saultstemarie.ca. The City of Sault Ste. Marie offers its best wishes to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie and thanks you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you in 2019.