Fort Erie Covid-19 Archive


Fort Erie Covid-19 Archive




Photos from Greater Fort Erie from the Covid-19 lockdown during the spring and summer of 2020


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Green Acres Take-Out
Pictured here is Green Acres Restaurant, which continued to offer take-out due to legal restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sidewalk Drawing During Covid-10 Pandemic
Pictured here is a chalk drawing found along the Niagara Parkway near the foot of Central Avenue. Chalk drawings promoting hand-washing and social distancing measures became popular during the pandemic.

Redstacks Thank You Sign
Pictured here is a sign outside of Redstacks Retirement Community, thanking the staff for helping seniors during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pictured here is Ontario Bakery, on the corner of Catharine Street and Niagara Boulevard, boarded up after having its windows broken. Vandalism rose in the south end during the pandemic, including damage to local businesses and vehicles.

Sobey's During Pandemic, #1
Listed here is a picture from a the grocery line at Sobey's, which kindly asked customers to bring reusable bags during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grocery Store Shelves, #1
Pictured here are empty grocery store shelves in town. This is the toilet paper aisle. Like most places, toilet paper because a hard-to-find commodity in Fort Erie during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Social Distancing, #1
During the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing became an important practice everywhere, especially in public places. Pictured here is a sign posted at the entrance to Sobeys, reminding customers to keep a safe distance from other shoppers and…

Closed Parks
The Covid 19 lock down of public places in Ontario included, for a time, any non-essential businesses and places, which included public parks. Pictured here is a sign warning people that using the playground might not be safe from the Covid 19 virus.

Albert Street Park
During the Covid-19 pandemic, parks were also closed during the Ontario lock down. Pictured here is a sign in Albert Street park, noting its closure.

Chuck's Road House
During the Covid-19 pandemic, bars and restaurants were closed to regular businesses and could only operate if they offered take out, delivery or drive-thru options. Pictured here is Chuck's Road House on the south side of Garrison Road bearing a…

Peace Bridge During Covid-19 Pandemic
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to close the border temporarily, beginning with a thirty day closure, to slow the spread of Covid-19. Pictured here are customs booths at the Peace Bridge, which would normally have…

Social Distancing, #2
Essential businesses promoted social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, which included government regulation, but oftentimes their own additional measures. Pictured here is a sign at Avondale on Central Avenue and Gilmore Road, promoting social…
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