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  • Library staff arranging bags of library books and other material for curbside pick up
        The start of curbside pick up at Newmarket Public Library. Books and other library material is checked out and set aside in the multipurpose room waiting to be picked up by borrowers. This is part of Phase 1 of the province's reopening process allowing libraries to provide curbside pick up ...
      The start of curbside pick up at Newmarket Public Library. Books and ...
  • Line up for Costco
        Waiting in line to get into Costco; Physical distancing by customers during COVID-19 pandemic
      Waiting in line to get into Costco; Physical distancing by customers during ...
  • Pickering College driveway sign
        Pickering College on Sunday, April 19th with sign that Playground, Fields and Track are all closed during COVID-19 pandemic
      Pickering College on Sunday, April 19th with sign that Playground, Fields and ...
  • House on Prospect Street
        House on Prospect Street with sign to recognize work of front line workers during COVID-19 pandemic
      House on Prospect Street with sign to recognize work of front line ...
  • Newmarket Public Library staff member catalogues paperbacks from home
        During the COVID-19 pandemic library staff work from home cataloguing library books in anticipation of reopening.
      During the COVID-19 pandemic library staff work from home cataloguing library books ...
  • Thank you front line workers
        Sign of appreciation on a front lawn on Elgin Street early days of the COVID-19 pandemic
      Sign of appreciation on a front lawn on Elgin Street early days ...
  • Bus route changes
        Due to COVID-19 pandemic and a significant decrease in transit ridership, York Region Transit reduces service on bus routes.
      Due to COVID-19 pandemic and a significant decrease in transit ridership, York ...
  • Still open for business
        Local restaurants and diners, Donnelly's Family Restaurant and Sushi Garden on Leslie Street offering take-out while dining rooms are closed during COVID-19 pandemic
      Local restaurants and diners, Donnelly's Family Restaurant and Sushi Garden on Leslie ...
  • Working from home
        Newmarket Public Library staff member working from home, indexing local newspaper for Digital History Collection. COVID-19 pandemci
      Newmarket Public Library staff member working from home, indexing local newspaper for ...
  • George Richardson Park Playground fenced off
        Playground closed to the public, locked up behind a metal fence. COVID-19 pandemic
      Playground closed to the public, locked up behind a metal fence. COVID-19 ...
  • Dog park closed
        Global Pet Foods Dog Park on Bayview Parkway closed to the public early in the COVID-19 pandemic
      Global Pet Foods Dog Park on Bayview Parkway closed to the public ...
  • Sidewalk message: There is sunshine for everybody!
        During the COVID-19 pandemic physical distancing, neighbours often made an effort to communicate encouraging messages via non-contact means. This message was seen on a sidewalk on Currey Crescent: There is sunshine for everybody!
      During the COVID-19 pandemic physical distancing, neighbours often made an effort to ...
  • Sidewalk chalk message: Stay safe
        During the COVID-19 pandemic isolation, neighbours often find ways to leave encouraging messages in a non-contact manner. This message was on the sidewalk on Currey Crescent and echoed a common sign-off to e-mails: stay safe!
      During the COVID-19 pandemic isolation, neighbours often find ways to leave encouraging ...
  • How to use a bridge. Please be patient at bridge crossings
        Sign on every pedestrian bridge in Newmarket; Instructions on how to practice social distancing, physical distancing while out walking or cycling during COVID-19 pandemic
      Sign on every pedestrian bridge in Newmarket; Instructions on how to practice ...
  • Library material waiting to be checked in
        Newmarket Public Library is closed but books and dvd's continue to be returned during COVID-19 pandemic
      Newmarket Public Library is closed but books and dvd's continue to be ...
  • Positive Windows
        All over Newmarket windows have been filled with signs of hope and gratitude for our frontline workers. It is wonderful to walk through the town and see the positive messages/ hearts everywhere. This is a window of colourful hearts on Gaston Place in College Manor. COVID-19 pandemic.
      All over Newmarket windows have been filled with signs of hope and ...
  • Good Friday Car parade at NHC on Eagle Street
        On Good Friday Juliane Goyette brought together 41 decorated vehicles to do two laps around the Newmarket Health Centre to wish the isolated residents a Happy Easter, to thank the frontline workers and let them all know they are in our thoughts. Cars honked, waved and cheered as they drove ...
      On Good Friday Juliane Goyette brought together 41 decorated vehicles to do ...
  • Costco, no stock available
        Panic buying at Costco Newmarket. Out of stock for weeks for cleaning products, sanitizers and disposable gloves; COVID-19 pandemic
      Panic buying at Costco Newmarket. Out of stock for weeks for cleaning ...
  • Gas prices
        Who would have imagined gas prices would plunge so low? Costco during COVID-19 pandemic
      Who would have imagined gas prices would plunge so low? Costco during ...
  • Power rocks during Covid-19
        Rocks with positive messages can be found all around Newmarket bringing hope and love to the streets with pictures and powerful words as we #standaparttogether during COVID-19 pandemic
      Rocks with positive messages can be found all around Newmarket bringing hope ...
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Together in Isolation.


A digital archive of life in Newmarket during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents contribute photographs and stories of their experiences.