The City of Sault Ste. Marie would like to advise residents of its hours of operation for services provided during the holiday season.
Administrative Offices: Closed December 24 at noon, 25, 26 and January 1. Includes the Cemetery office, Civic Centre, GFL Memorial Gardens office, Sault Transit, Fire Services Administration 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.
John Rhodes Community Centre Pool: For a holiday schedule, visit johnrhodespool.ca or call 705-759-5419.
Northern Community Centre: Closed December 24 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on December 27. The Northern Community Centre will be open December 31 until 4 p.m. for scheduled events only and will be closed January 1.
Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site: Closed December 22 to January 2.
Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In & Northern Community Centre): Closed December 23 to January 2. The last day for programming is Friday, December 20.
Public Library: On December 24, the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the North Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Korah branch will be closed. All library locations will be closed on December 25 and 26. On December 31, the James L. McIntyre Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the North Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Korah Branch will be open from 1p.m. – 4:30 p.m. All libraries will be closed January 1.
Garbage and Recycling Collection: There is no garbage or recycling collection December 25 and January 1. Collection for both garbage and recycling will be one day late following Christmas Day and New Years Day. There will be garbage and recycling collection on Boxing Day – December 26.
All garbage must be in the roll out cart and meet the City’s weight restrictions. Bag tags must be adhered to any bags beyond the roll out cart capacity. Bag tags can be purchased at various locations throughout the City. Visit saultstemarie.ca/bagtags for more information.
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 12. 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. For more information call 705-759-5438.
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 16 to December 27, 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.