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Reopening

Updated November 22, 2020 

OPEN PUBLIC AMENITIES 
CLOSED PUBLIC AMENITIES 

Change Rooms  
Climbing Wall
Field House​
Fitness Centre (Floors 1 & 2)

Studios
Track: Walking/Running
Training Pool

 

Based on the City of Toronto being moved into the lockdown category of the Ontario COVID framework, effective Monday, November 23, 2020, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre will be closed to the public and all in-person activities including all aquatic and club sports programs are suspended until further notice.*

As of November 23, all Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Fitness memberships will be frozen and will not be billed until the Fitness Centre reopens. 

Members (with a frozen membership) will have access to virtual group fitness classes at video.tpasc.ca and additional classes will be added to the virtual class schedule in the near future. 

Non-members can purchase a virtual fitness class membership. 

*The official Provincial orders have not been published and are subject to change.

POOLSIDES GRILLE AND TIM HORTONS FOOD DELIVERY AVAILABLE

 
All your favourites from Poolsides Grille and Tim Hortons are still available for delivery on Doordash,  Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats. We hope you’ll consider supporting our local business. 

 

Health & Safety Principles

It is currently understood that SARS-COV-2 is spread through the air by droplets from coughs and sneezes but also aerosolized even by talking.  It may also spread by contact with surfaces that COVID-19 carriers have previously touched as the virus may live on surfaces for days.  In order to ensure safety both for staff and users the factors of health checks upon arrival, physical distancing, the use of barrier devices, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces and equipment will be of paramount importance to keep staff and customers safe.

Health Checks Upon Arrival

  • Upon arrival both staff and users will be required to check in for verification that they are authorized to be on site.  Access is limited to only those with authorization to enter for each phase.
  • A brief health questionnaire will be conducted (questions such as any COVID symptoms, have you been with anyone with COVID symptoms, have you recently travelled) to ensure very low risk.
  • Non-contact forehead temperature is taken to ensure no fever for verification of health status.
  • Entry to the building will be denied for anyone who answers as a risk either from the health questions or from the thermometer test and provided with instructions. 

Physical Distancing

  • Physical distancing will be in place (2 metres/6 feet) for all users not living in the same household.
  • Gathering restrictions will be in effect and enforced.
  • Modified room occupancies have been determined to ensure physical distancing requirements to limit the possibility of exposure.
  • Designated entries and exits for all staff and building users have been determined.
  • Traffic flow is planned and signage used to maintain social distancing in corridors and stairwells.  Floor decals guide traffic paths.
  • Building users will arrive at the building already changed for their activities and changerooms will be closed to avoid physical distancing issues.
  • The Universal Changerooms will open for designated aquatic users only as this changeroom has private change spaces that provide physical separation between users.  Spaced-out access to the showers is for prior to swimming (heath regulation requirement) and not afterwards to keep traffic flowing out and to limit time in the building.

Masks and Other Barrier Devices

  • Masks will be mandatory for all staff and users to be in the building during the COVID pandemic and masks. Users are expected to provide their own masks, and they will be for sale (while supplies last) at the Centre.
  • Other PPE such as gloves, gowns, and face shields will be made available for staff and users as appropriate (e.g. for the provision of first aid).
  • Plexiglass shields installed for Customer Service desks to protect workers.
  • Masks will not be required in the swimming pools, instead physical distancing will be rigidly enforced.
  • Masks will also not be required while eating but physical distancing will be assured through the provision of additional space provided for staff.  Outdoor patio areas are expanded to provide the space for physical distancing.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection will take place for all high touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, Customer Service counters, automatic door operators, elevator buttons, toilet flush handles, etc.).
  • Disinfectants used will be only those listed as approved against COVID on the Government of Canada website for use on hard surfaces.
  • Extra cleaning staff will be scheduled for operational hours, dedicated to continuously disinfecting surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances to the building, including at the loading dock, as well as located in the building at entrances to fields of play, etc.
  • All TPASC equipment (e.g. basketballs) will be disinfected by TPASC staff or by users.  Sharing of equipment will not be permitted unless members of the same household.  Some equipment will not be provided because it cannot be adequately disinfected (e.g. boxing gloves).
  • Towel service will not be available.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be available for Fitness Centre users to disinfect equipment prior to and after use.
  • Soap and water are available in numerous locations throughout the building and cleaning staff are checking stock levels frequently.
  • Overnight cleaning will be thorough with all surfaces cleaned and disinfected.

Air Handling

  • Air handling units are state-of-the-art and, as always, continuously add fresh outdoor air, filter the air, and temper the air.
  • Air handling unit (AHU) filters receive regular and timely filter changes.
  • Preventative maintenance on AHUs is moved to overnight so that there is no downtime during operational hours.
  • Additional fresh air will be added to the system, as possible, in consideration also of outdoor air temperatures.

 

Facility Hours and Modified Programming Schedules

Waiver

Before entering the facility, we ask you to read and sign our updated waiver that outlines our expectation of users of the facility. This makes sure everyone is on the same page and understands the new rules.

Program Offerings during COVID

  • All Programs and activities are not offered where it is not possible to ensure physical distancing until we receive a green light from public health and the provincial government.
  • The strategy to reserve times acts to restrict the number of users in individual rooms and for various equipment to ensure maximum safe numbers are not exceeded.
  • Fitness equipment is moved and/or closed to ensure physical distancing.
  • Programs are planned to ensure physical distancing and that requirements are met for each stage of opening and as per government directives.
  • Events are not anticipated prior to 2021 and the return of events will be guided by the provincial government and public health.

Registration

  • Pre-registration needs to be done for everyone using the facility regardless of whether you are a member, student, drop in, or are visiting the facility for another reason.
  • Building entry and exit points have been fitted with scan out capability in addition to the already in place scan in functionality.  This will enable contact tracing should it become necessary.
  • You need to set up an account using our self service portal. Instructions are here for everyone
  • You will not be permitted to use the facility without registration. If you need any help, please reach out in the chat, or call us at 416-283-5222.
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Communication and Public Education

Traffic Flow and Signage

  • Traffic maps, wayfinding signage and floor markings will guide traffic flow to ensure physical distancing.
  • The main staircase connecting the three levels will have digital traffic signals to communicate and ensure one-way traffic at a time.
  • Designated staff to help control movement of users.
  • Seating in common areas removed and building users expected to leave the facility after their workout.
  • Food and beverage area, once it is able to be opened, will have an entrance from inside the building and an exit out onto the expanded food and beverage patio with physical distancing between tables so that it is safe to remove masks.  Floor markings will control traffic flow like the rest of the building.

Website, Mobile App & Screens

  • Website facility information, requirements for access, registration processes, etc. to be provided. 
  • We have added a real time traffic counter so you can look at areas in the building and see how busy they are. You can access it from traffic.tpasc.ca
  • We recommend downloading our TPASC mobile app. This will allow you to contactless transactions at food and beverage, carry your membership card, 
  • TV and video screens throughout the facility provide public education material on staying safe and training safe.

Handouts

Positioned Staff

  • On-site security staff to assist with education, social distancing and mask compliance.

Staffing and Safety

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – all staff will be provided with and trained on appropriate PPE (e.g. gloves for handling money, masks for all staff, etc.)
  • Specialized protective equipment will be implemented, such as plexiglass shields at all service desks and food counters and medical PPE for first aid staff to offer full protection.
  • Reconfigured workspaces where necessary.
  • Modification of duties to support physical distancing.
  • Modified behaviour guidelines – physical distancing, no shaking hands, no touching clients.
  • Staff scheduled to reduce the number of staff who are in at once.
  • Continue to have remote working for some positions where possible to maximize physical distancing guidance.
  • Meeting room added as a dedicated lunch space to permit physical distancing with masks off away from work areas.
  • Additional sick days for COVID-related symptoms to keep the workplace safe.

Closing

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) is, and always will be, a safe and clean place to come for health and fitness needs.  Even though many of our daily routines will be changed, we will bring people back together.  Our journey will continue.  We will get through this together and TPASC will become a community hub once again.

As we reopen the Centre, we do so with cautious optimism.  We know our customers want to come back; we want them back as well, but we must do so in a safe and structured manner.