Holiday schedule for City services


The City of Sault Ste. Marie is adjusting its hours of operation for services provided during the holiday season.

Administrative Offices: Closed December 26, 27 and January 2. Includes the Cemetery office; Civic Centre; Essar Centre 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) and the Northern Community Centre will close December 24 at 4 p.m. All facilities are closed Dec. 25 and 26 with the exception of John Rhodes arena 2 which is open December 26 from 1-3 p.m. for public skating. All arenas are open December 27 for scheduled events including public skating at the McMeeken arena from noon to 2 p.m. The Northern Community Centre is open December 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for walking.

All arenas and the Northern Community Centre are open December 31 for scheduled events only. All facilities are closed January 1 with the exception of John Rhodes arena 2 which is open 1-3 p.m. for public skating.

Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site: Closed December 24 to 27. Open December 28-30 with special entrance fees. Closed December 31 to January 2.

Essar Centre: Closed December 25 and 26. Open December 27 for scheduled events. Facility closes at 4 p.m. December 31. Closed on New Year’s Day, January 1.

Jessie Irving Children’s Centre: Closed December 26 to 30 and January 2.

John Rhodes Community Centre Pool: Closed December 25. Open December 26 and 31 and January 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Lane Swim/Parent/Child Swim and 1 to 3 p.m. for Public Swim. For a holiday schedule, visit or call 705.759.5419.

Public Library: The Centennial Library and Churchill and Korah branches will be closed December 25 to 27. The Centennial Library and Korah branch will close at 4:30 p.m. December 31. All libraries will be closed January 1.

Refuse and Recycling Collection: No collection Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2. Collection will be one day late for both weeks. The Landfill site and the Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be closed December 24. The site will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 31. Christmas trees and packaging Styrofoam can be dropped off at the Clean North collection depot at the Cambrian Mall parking lot December 27 to January 14 with trip chipping scheduled for January 15.

Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In & Steelton): Closed December 26 to January 2 inclusive.
Sault Ste. Marie Transit: Regular transit – last buses depart the terminal December 24 at 5:15 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 New Year’s Day – January 1.

Parabus service – last pick up or return December 24 will be at 5:30 p.m. Parabus will run December 25 and 26. The last pick up or return December 31 will be at 11:30 p.m. No Parabus service New Year’s Day – January 1.

The City’s holiday operations schedule is available online at