What’s closed and open Labour Day in Niagara Falls, St Catharines and Niagara Region

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Published August 31, 2023 at 3:48 am

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Labour Day is a statutory holiday that falls on the first Monday of September every year and this year, it’s September 4 in Niagara Falls, St Catharines and Niagara Region.

Labour Day, a holiday since 1894, resulted from pressure brought forth by Canada’s many labour unions on the federal government until legislation was finally introduced by Prime Minister John Sparrow David Thompson, which received royal assent in July 1894.

So what’s open and what’s closed this coming Monday? Most of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake businesses remain open as both the city and the town are designated as tourism destinations and thus can remain open on federal or provincial holidays.

The other 10 municipalities in Niagara, including St. Catharines and Welland, are mostly shut down. While some business are posting hours, other add “Hours may differ” because it’s a holiday. The best bet? Call ahead.

Open Labour Day:
(For every business below, phone ahead as most are posting “Hours may differ”)
  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • There are over 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and most will be open. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Silversmith Brewing, 1523 Niagara Stone Rd
  • Counterpart Brewing, 3659 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls
  • Bench Brewing, 3991 King St, Beamsville
  • Lock Street Brewing, 15 Lock St, St. Catharines
  • Niagara Oast House Brewing, 2017 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Exchange Brewery, 7 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Cold Break Brewing, 193 St Paul St W, St. Catharines
  • Niagara Brewing, 4915-A Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
  • Blackburn Brew House, 8001 Blackburn Pkwy, Niagara Falls
  • Gretzky Estate Beer/Wine, 1219 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Merchant Ale House, 98 St Paul St., St. Catharines
  • Bridgewater Brewing, 60 Niagara St., Welland
  • Newark Brewing, 4766 Christie Dr., Beamsville
  • Most bars and restaurants
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Movie theatres
  • All Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions but call ahead

Closed Labour Day:

  • All City and Town Halls
  • Federal and provincial government offices
  • All municipal offices
  • Most grocery stores are closed but call ahead to be sure
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines (Landmark Cinemas are open)
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Seaway Mall in Welland
  • SmartCentres in Welland and St Catharines
  • Niagara College Teaching Brewery, 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Decew Falls Brewing, 207 St Paul St W, St Catharines
  • Dragan Brewing, 100 Grantham Ave S Unit 1, St. Catharine
  • Most community centres and libraries but call ahead
  • Banks
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres
  • All LCBOs
  • All Beer Stores
  • City Hall
  • All small community centres and libraries but call ahead as a handful, including St. Catharines are posting that they are closed
  • Provincial government offices

Transit

  • GO Transit will operate on a holiday schedule
  • Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours

Garbage:

  • No garbage pick-up on Monday, September 5
    Community Recycling Centres will be closed Monday
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