COVID-19 Updates

Oct 27th - Update: Gateway Casino will resume 24/7 operation upon opening Friday October 30th at 8am.

Oct 26th - Update: The Top of the Fair restaurant will be limited to 50 patrons to ensure physical distancing is in place.  Customers will be pre-screened before entering the facility. Reservations will be granted on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation please visit https://www.opentable.ca/r/top-of-the-fair-western-fair-district-london.

Oct 8th - Update: The Market at Western Fair District is excited to announce that we will be back open on Sundays beginning October 18th! Our Sunday hours are 10am - 2pm and we cannot wait to get back to welcoming you all weekend long..!

Oct 7th - Update: The Top of the Fair restaurant will be open all three racing days. The restaurant will offer a Pub style menu and will be limited to 150 patrons to ensure physical distancing is in place.  Customers will be pre-screened before entering the facility. Reservations will be granted on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation please visit https://www.opentable.ca/r/top-of-the-fair-western-fair-district-london.

 Wagering and restroom facilities will be made available.

 All other areas of the Grandstand facility will remain CLOSED for live and simulcast racing until further notice. 

July 30th - Update: ICE TIMES AVAILABLE!
The Sports Centre are now taking bookings for the month of August! Limited times available, enhanced safety measures and facility protocol in place. Email gametime@westernfairdistrict.com to book your time to get back on the ice! We can’t wait to see you here!

July 17th - Update:

As per London’s health officials at Middlesex-London Health Unit, the wearing of face masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places effective July 18. If you plan on visiting us here at the Western Fair District, please make sure to bring your mask! Thank you in advance.

June 25th - Update: 

We at the Sports Centre are happy to have started a transitional return to operation of our facility. As you may have seen, we are currently renting ice though it is on a very limited basis. In order to abide by provincial regulations and our emergency orders, only certain sanctioned activities are currently permitted to operate, such as those approved by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Skate Ontario. Indoor recreational activities such as public skates, leagues or pick up groups are still prohibited under the emergency orders. 

While we are operating, we are not considered OPEN as access is limited only to those with scheduled ice times. We have also implemented additional protocol to ensure the safety of our users and staff. 

We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work within local and provincial guidelines to return to play as quickly and safely as possible!

June 18: Update: Starting Saturday, June 20th, the second floor of The Market will reopen to the public. Safety measures and protocols have been put in place to ensure your safety and the safety of our vendors.

May 14th: Update: Western Fair Association’s Board of Governors and management team announced the cancellation of the 145th Western Fair, scheduled to take place September 11-20, 2020 until September 2021. - Read more

May 4th: Update: The Raceway Cancels Camluck Classic; Postpones City Of London - Read more

April 30th - Update: The Sports Centre will remain closed until at least June 1st.

April 15th - Update: The Sports Centre will remain closed until at least May 12th.

April 14th - Update: COVID-19 Announcement: Western Fair District Announces Cancellation of the 2020 London Beer & BBQ Show. - Read more

April 3rd - Update: Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the Sports Centre will remain closed, through Sunday, May 3rd at the earliest. 

March 25th - Update: COVID-19 Update: The Market Will Remain Open Saturdays. Read more