Although restrictions on some closures are gradually easing, gatherings of more than five people continue to be legally prohibited and the City and the Province both remain in states of emergency. Therefore, Ottawa is extending its suspension of City-permitted special events, festivals and other cultural programs until Monday, August 31.

Events that attract large numbers of participants make physical distancing impossible. Many events scheduled to take place during the summer months have already been postponed to a later date.

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