What’s open and closed Sept. 30 on Truth and Reconciliation Day in Mississauga

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Published September 27, 2021 at 6:38 pm

The City of Mississauga and Region of Peel are closing all their facilities to the public this Thursday (Sept. 30) to mark Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Day. 

The federal government’s newest statutory holiday, being held as a day of reflection on the atrocities Canada committed against Indigenous peoples, will also see postal workers, federal government staffers and bank employees get the day off. 

However, it appears those will be the only major closures or service disruptions in Mississauga as most places of business are choosing to remain open, including Square One Shopping Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre and other major shopping locations. 

While several provinces have followed Ottawa’s lead in making Sept. 30 a statutory holiday, Ontario has not. Ontario employers can choose to give workers the day off should they choose. 

Mississauga Provincial Offences Court will also be closed, as will all libraries. 

MiWay transit buses will be on their regular operating schedule and the City’s 3-1-1 Citizen Call Centre will be accessible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those seeking information. 

While Region of Peel buildings in Mississauga and Brampton will be closed on Sept. 30, municipal services will run on a holiday schedule. 

Although Region of Peel will close its facilities, those in need of urgent homelessness supports, including food, supplies, referrals, and shelter, can call the Street Helpline 24/7 at 1-877-848-8481. For information on emergency shelters, call 905-450-1996. 

For Peel Living maintenance requests, contact the 24-hour request line at 905-790-7335. 

Meanwhile, all schools in Peel will be open on Thursday, but both boards have plans to incorporate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation into their curriculum. 

Open: 

  • major shopping malls and grocery stores
  • most restaurants, but call ahead to be sure
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • LCBO stores (opening at noon, closing at regular time)

Closed: 

  • City of Mississauga facilities, including libraries and community centres
  • Region of Peel facilities (key supports, as noted above, will be available)
  • post offices
  • banks
  • federal government offices

 This list will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

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