Canada Day, the annual celebration of Canadian heritage and pride, is just around the corner. If you’re in Toronto and wondering about various services and establishments available during the long weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of what’s open and closed in Toronto for Canada Day weekend:
Most government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on July 1st, Canada Day.
Essential services such as police, fire, and emergency medical services will continue to operate.
TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) will operate on a holiday schedule. Some routes may have reduced frequency, so check the schedule in advance.
GO Transit will also operate on a holiday schedule with some adjustments. Refer to their website or app for specific details.
Retail Stores and Shopping Centers
Major shopping centers like the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Mall will be closed on Canada Day.
Smaller convenience stores and independent retailers may remain open, but it’s advisable to call ahead for their operating hours.
Banks and Financial Institutions
Most banks and financial institutions will be closed on July 1st. However, some grocery stores or shopping center branches might operate on reduced hours. Check with your specific bank branch for details.
Restaurants and Bars
Many restaurants, bars, and cafes will be open, but making reservations in advance is recommended due to increased demand.
Some establishments may offer special Canada Day promotions or themed menus. Check their websites or social media pages for more information.
Parks and Outdoor Spaces
Toronto’s parks, including High Park and Trinity Bellwoods Park, will be open for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities and picnics. However, be prepared for crowds and follow any social distancing guidelines.
Museums and Attractions
Several museums and cultural attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), may have modified hours or special events for Canada Day. Check their websites for details and ticket availability.
Public libraries in Toronto may have reduced hours or be closed on July 1st. It’s advisable to visit their websites or contact them directly during operating hours during the long weekend.
Open on Canada Day:
- CF Toronto Eaton Centre.
- Square One Shopping Centre.
- Vaughan Mills.
- CF Markville Mall.
- Pacific Mall.
- Toronto Premium Outlets.
- St. Lawrence Market.
Closed on Canada Day:
- Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
- CF Sherway Gardens.
- CF Fairview Mall.
- Bayview Village.
- CF Shops at Don Mills.
- Scarborough Town Centre.