The Westdale is permitted to open in Stage 3 of the province of Ontario’s COVID reopening plan with a maximum 50% capacity while following all other public health regulations including social distancing of 2 meters between groups.
The Westdale requests that only patrons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or those under the age of 12) enter The Westdale for public events. We make this request out of consideration for the health of our audience, our staff and their families.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid medical exemption) is required to attend an indoor event in Ontario beginning September 22, 2021. Patrons, guests, and rental customers 12 or older will be required to show accepted proof, alongside a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Please see this Ontario Government FAQ document for specific requirements.
The Westdale has determined that the best way to protect its employees is to require them to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or combination of vaccines, as a condition of employment as of August 30, 2021.
The Westdale will operate with 110 assigned seats that are socially distanced. This is 32% capacity.
Select your seats based on the number of people attending the theatre. For example, if you are a couple, please select a pair of chairs, and if you are a group of four, please choose a group of four.
Patrons must wear a mask or face covering unless eating or drinking. The theatre will allow 45 minutes to 1 hour between showtimes to clean and disinfect the theatre.
Seats will be reserved, and contact tracing maintained as per regulations.