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The Town of Tecumseh is working to reopen facilities under the Red Control Level of the Province of Ontario’s Re-opening Framework within public health guidelines. The Tecumseh Arena and the St. Clair Beach Community Centre will reopen to designated rentals with screening protocols in place.

“We are pleased that we can reopen the Arena and St. Clair Community Centre under RED Control Level and to offer previously scheduled programming to resume at these facilities,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Since the announcement last Friday of our status, staff has worked to put in place a return plan under current provincial regulations to ensure these facilities are ready for users.” 

Tecumseh Arena will reopen to existing rentals only on Monday, February 22, 2021. One ice surface is available and only rentals booked previously under Red Control Level in December 2020 will be contacted for ice time. Parks and Recreation Director, Paul Anthony advises that until the Town moves into a less restrictive level of the provincial framework, no new rentals will be accepted and no further recreational programs, like public skating, will be offered.

The St. Clair Beach Community Centre will also reopen to rentals on Monday, February 22, 2021 and rental requests can be made by contacting the Recreation Office  (519-735-4756 ext 0).

Note that COVID-19 case data is reviewed bi-weekly, and should circumstances in the region result in a move back into lockdown or the Province initiate the emergency brake for a variant of concern, the Town will close these facilities immediately with all rentals cancelled. Please continue to monitor our website and social media, local news and contact us if you have any concerns about an existing rental booked.

Town Hall remains closed to the public with service provided on-line, by phone or email. No marriage licenses, commissioning services or in-person payments are available at this time. The Town will share details on  plans to reopen when they are known. Full details on all services including what is offered can be found on our website.

For the interim Property Tax installment due February 24, 2021, residents who typically make their payments in-person at Town Hall are advised there are alternative methods of payment including:

  • In person at your bank branch, remember to bring your tax slip with you;
  • Via internet banking, contact your bank for details;
  • By cheque, certified cheque or bank draft which can be mailed to the Town of Tecumseh—Attention: Tax Department or deposited in the Town’s secure drop box located at the temporary entrance off McNorton Street (please write your tax roll number on the cheque or include your tax slip). Do not mail cash or put cash in the secure drop box;
  • Via the Town’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (;
  • Through your mortgage, contact your mortgage lender for details.

Outdoor areas including Town parks and trails and the Tecumseh Dog Park continue to be open for public use. Users are reminded that dogs are not permitted off leash anywhere but the dog park and you must clean up after your dog or be subject to a fine under the Town’s poop and scoop by-law. Please also adhere to public health guidelines including avoiding gatherings, washing/sanitizing hands, keeping physical distance of six feet and wearing a mask if you cannot distance. Washrooms remain closed for the winter.

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Media Contact: Paul Anthony, Director Parks & Recreation Services, 519-735-4756 Ext. 423