Easter Weekend in Hamilton and what’s open and closed

Published April 1, 2021 at 2:10 pm


It’s Easter weekend in Hamilton.

Easter Weekend in 2021 is Good Friday (April 2), Easter Sunday (April 4) and Easter Monday (April 5).

Almost everything that is closed Friday is closed Sunday.

This year, many things that are typically open will be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because Hamilton is in the grey/lockdown zone of the province’s colour-coded framework, private indoor gatherings are not permitted.

Religious services are permitted, but indoor facilities can only operate at 15 per cent capacity.

Restaurants will still not be permitted to offer indoor dine-in service, but some might be open for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery.

Here’s what is open and closed this Easter long weekend:

What’s closed on Good Friday (April 2) in Hamilton

  • Movie theatres
  • Malls
  • Eat-in restaurants
  • Large retailers
  • Most major grocery stores will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
  • Municipal facilities (libraries, museums, City Hall, rec centres etc.)
  • LCBO
  • Beer Store
  • Canada Post (no delivery service)

What’s open on Good Friday (April 2) in Hamilton

  • Some Shoppers’ Drug Marts
  • Some restaurants for curbside pick-up and delivery. Call ahead or check social media accounts to make sure
  • Convenience stores

Green Cart, Recycling, Leaf and Yard waste and Garbage Collection

  • There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, or garbage pick-up on Friday, April 2. Friday’s pick up will occur on Saturday, April 3.
  • Regular collection on Monday, April 5.
  • Waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m.
  • Curbside pick up of leaf and yard waste has been suspended until further notice.
  • Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed on Friday, April 2.

What’s open and closed on Easter Monday (April 5) in Hamilton


  • No mail collection or delivery
  • Municipal facilities (libraries, museums, City Hall, rec centres etc.)
  • Other government offices


  • Banks (call ahead to ensure your branch is still open amid the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • The Beer Store
  • LCBO
  • Grocery stores
  • Malls
  • Restaurants for outdoor dining, take out/delivery but call ahead to be sure

Easter Long Weekend Public Transit in Hamilton

The HSR will be operating on a Special Holiday Schedule on Friday, April 2, 2021. Routes 9, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 42, 51, 52A, and 56 will not operate.

HSR will operate on regular weekday service on Monday, April 5, 2021.

DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5, 2021. All subscription trips on DARTS, except for dialysis, are cancelled for April 2 and April 5. If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so. ATS customer service will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5.

GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule on Good Friday

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