Town of Oakville holiday hours and closures


Published December 20, 2021 at 3:49 pm

The Holiday Season is upon us and families in Oakville and across the world will gather responsibly beginning this weekend to celebrate this joyous time of year.

That adds up to closures and special holiday hours at Town of Oakville facilities through the break from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4, 2022.

Here are the facility closures and service updates for the holidays:

Town Hall

  • Closed at noon on December 24
  • Reopening on January 4
  • Report urgent problems related to roads, traffic lights and signs, parks and trees or storms, by calling 905-845-6601 and connecting with our after-hours service.
  • Get 24-hour information by calling the town’s snow clearing information line at 905-815-5999. Visit its Snow Clearing page for more information.
  • Online services are available to register for programs or to report concerns such as noise or illegal parking
  • Please be aware that online services for building permits, building inspections and zoning occupancy certificates will be unavailable from 11 a.m. on December 24, 2021, until noon on Monday, January 3, 2022. Inspections requested on December 24, 2021, by 11 a.m. or on January 3, 2022, will be scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2022. If you anticipate any challenges with this inspection schedule, please work with your inspector prior to December 24.

Recreation facilities (all community centres, pools, arenas, youth centres and seniors centres)

  • Closed at noon on December 24
  • Closed December 25 and 26
  • Closed at 4 p.m. on December 31
  • Closed January 1

Additional closures

  • Maple Grove Arena is closed from December 22 to January 1
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas are closed December 24 to January 1
  • Access to the library branches at Glen Abbey and Iroquois Ridge Community Centres will be available until 1 p.m. on December 24
  • Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors is closed on December 31

Visit the Facilities page for information.

Cold alerts

When Halton Region issues a cold alert, town facilities may be available for use as warming centres. Visit the Cold Alert page for information.

Trafalgar Park outdoor rink

  • Closed on December 25
  • Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 24
  • Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 26 and January 1
  • Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on December 31
  • Visit the Outdoor Ice Rinks page for more information.

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Closed at noon on December 24
  • Closed December 25 to 30
  • Open December 31
  • Closed January 1 to 3
  • Reopening January 4

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

  • Closed December 24 to 27
  • Open 1 to 4 p.m. December 28 to 30
  • Closed December 31
  • Closed January 1 and 3

Oakville Public Library

  • All branches will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1
  • Clearview and White Oaks branches will be closed on December 24 and 31

OPL Express:

  • OPL Express at St. Luke’s Community Centre will be closed from December 24 to January 1
  • OPL Express at QEPCCC will be:
  • Closed at noon on December 24
  • Closed on December 25 and 26
  • Closed at 4 p.m. on December 31
  • Closed on January 1

Visit the Oakville Public Library website for more information.

Transit Service

  • The care-A-van office will be closed on December 27
  • Oakville Transit front counter will be closed on December 27 and January 3

Transit schedules

  • December 24: Regular weekday service until 9 p.m. No service after 9 p.m. Visit route schedules for details.
  • December 25: Sunday service level
  • December 26: Regular Sunday service
  • December 27 and 28: Saturday service level
  • December 31: Regular weekday service. Service will finish at regular scheduled times.
  • January 1: Sunday service level

Dates not shown will maintain regular service.

School specials will not operate between December 20 and 31.

For more transit schedule information, visit the Oakville Transit website or call 905-815-2020.

Fire Administration office

  • Closed at noon on December 24 and will reopen on January 4
  • Fire Training and Prevention offices
  • Closed December 25 and 26 and January 1
  • Central Operations office (Roads and Works)
  • Closed December 25, 28 and January 1

Parking services

Visit the Parking page for more information.

Social Media 

While the offices at Town Hall are closed from December 24 to January 4:

  • Automated posts have been scheduled automated to share seasonal information from the Town’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Questions or comments directed to Town accounts may not be addressed until January 4, 2021.
  • Online services are available for service requests.
  • After-hours service is available to report urgent problems related to roads, traffic lights and signs, parks and trees or storms by calling 905-845-6601.
  • Get 24-hour information by calling the town’s snow clearing information line at 905-815-5999.
  • The Town website is an excellent resource for program and service information.
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