What’s closed on Sept. 30 in Mississauga

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Published September 28, 2022 at 11:13 am

Friday (Sept. 30 ) is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to reflect on the tragic events and ongoing legacy of residential schools in Canada.

It is part of the ongoing commitment toward reconciliation with Indigenous people.

The City of Mississauga will light the Civic Centre’s clock tower orange on Friday, a day city officials say is set aside to “honour survivors, their families and communities, and to commemorate and reflect on the tragic events and ongoing legacy of residential schools.”

The day is not a statutory holiday in Ontario but some businesses and organizations may choose to close, it’s best to check ahead of time.

The federal government established the day, also known as Orange Shirt Day, last year. It is a a statutory holiday for federal government workers and federally regulated industries.

Here’s what’s closed on Sept. 30:

  • Banks
  • Canada Post
  • All federal offices including passport offices
  • City Hall
  • City of Mississauga recreational facilities will run on a holiday schedule (MiWay maintains its regular bus schedule)
  • Region of Peel offices and non-emergency services will be closed (waste collection will not be affected)
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