Updated October 22, 2021
Commencing the week of Monday, October 25th, the Town of Newmarket Recreation and Culture Department will begin to safely increase program participant and venue capacities, in accordance with the Provincial Government announcement on October 22, 2021.
Also commencing on October 25th individuals will no longer be required to pre book their time for the Fitness Centre and Tim Hortons Walking Track. Aqua Fitness, Group Fitness and Swimming Program pre registration requirements will be addressed in the coming weeks.
All individuals 12+ will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status* and identification in accordance with Provincial legislation. Proof vaccination and ID screening will still be conducted on site at the entrances of all Town facilities.
For more details about the Town of Newmarket screening process and the information residents are required to present at facility and event screening desks, please refer to the Media Release here: COVID-19 Newmarket Updates
Questions? Please visit our FAQ page for further information: Affected Services and Frequently Asked Questions (newmarket.ca)
*Fully vaccinated means all individuals must have proof of two doses of a Health Canada Approved Vaccine or one dose of the Jansen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine plus a two-week waiting period from their last dose.
For more information about recreation services and amenities, please contact Customer Service: email email@example.com or call 905-895-5193.
For current fall programs and drop-in sessions, safety protocols and how to register please click the tiles below:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs and events hosted by the Town of Newmarket will follow all guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health and York Region Public Health. We are dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for all staff and participants.
Welcome back! We are excited to once again offer a variety of Arts and Culture programs. We have a mix of drop-ins and short registered sessions available and look forward to offering a more traditional session this Winter 2022.
Important Dates and Information:
- Registration for Newmarket residents opens Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 8 a.m.
- Registration for Non-Residents Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 8 a.m.
- Pre-registration for all drop-in programs will be available 8 a.m. the Sunday prior to the week you wish to participate. I.e. Registration for the week of September 13 drop-in programs will be available Sunday, September 12 at 8 a.m. at play.newmarket.ca
Details for Registration
- When you login to play.newmarket.ca for all "Arts and Culture Programs" search under the age specific category
- For detailed program descriptions and to register visit play.newmarket.ca or click the "register here" tile below
The NewRoads Performing Arts Centre, Old Town Hall and the Elman W. Campbell Museum remain scheduled to reopen in September.
Click on the buttons below to view venue events and information and happenings.
Arts Grants and Contests
Newmarket Celebrates the Arts
The Newmarket Celebrates the Arts funding program is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.
Heritage Art Contest
The Heritage Art Contest is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.
High School Art Contest
The Newmarket High Schools Art Contest is temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check back here for future updates.
Arts, Culture and Heritage eNewsletter
Public Art & Culural Master Plans
Public Art Jury Selection
As the Town of Newmarket moves forward with their public art program; the Recreation and Culture department is looking for artists whom would be interested in participating occasionally on an art selection jury. Interested artists are invited to submit an expression of interest through an application process.
For more details call Laura Schembri 905-953-5300 x 2618.
Public Art Selection Jury Application
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Recreation & Culture Virtual Hub
Helping Newmarket residents flatten the curve and make the most of their time at home!
Assumption of Risk
The Town of Newmarket in collaboration with York Region Public Health, continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Users of the Town of Newmarket facilities, buildings and/or amenities are reminded that the facilities, buildings and/or amenities are open for use at your own risk. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting any Town of Newmarket facility, building and/or amenity you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage, and possible exposure to a communicable disease including COVID-19. We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities including the York Region Public Health Unit, Ontario Health and Public Health Agency of Canada.
Stay up-to-date on the latest Town updates by following @TownofNewmarket on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and visit Newmarket.ca/COVID19.
As always, if you have any general questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer Service at 905-895-5193
(Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be program disruptions, changes and facility closures. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community. Learn about Newmarket's approach to reopening and for current information and resources. For any inquiries, please email email@example.com.