Community gardens open in St. Catharines but there are rules to follow


The city of St. Catharines is opening some community gardens up, but asking residents to follow COVID safety rules.

Gardens such as Centennial Gardens and Torosian Park will open but operations will look differently.

Rules include restricting access to anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or who has come into contact with a confirmed or suspected case, allowing access for gardening activities only, scheduling access for members to limit numbers in the gardens at any individual time and maintaining of physical separation of two metres.

Residents must also wash their hands upon arrival and departure, and bring their own tools.