What's Open and Closed Boxing Day December 26 in Mississauga

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It is called “Boxing Day” because, starting in medieval Britain, servants had a day off and would receive a gift box. 

This year, Boxing Day falls on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Because it falls on a weekend, some businesses and offices will treat Monday, Dec. 28 as a statutory holiday (so if you plan on going out on Dec. 28, call ahead to be sure your destination is open). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some things that are typically open might be closed and there will be no major public events due to physical distancing restrictions.

Because Mississauga is currently in lockdown, social gatherings are prohibited and residents are asked to celebrate the holidays with members of their own household exclusively. People who live alone and single-parent families are permitted to join one other household for the holidays.


Open:

  • Most major grocery stores, including Whole Foods Square One
  • Walmart Supercentre at Square One
  • Celebration Square Ice Rink
  • Shoppers Drug Mart locations

Closed:

  • Square One Shopping Centre has closed all of its non-essential stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some stores are open and some restaurants are offering takeout service
  • The Food District at Square One is open for takeout only
  • The Rec Room at Square One is open for food delivery
  • Erin Mills Town Centre has closed all of its non-essential stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some stores are open and some restaurants are offering takeout service
  • Heartland Town Centre has closed all of its non-essential stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some stores are open and some restaurants are offering takeout service 
  • Dixie Outlet Mall has closed all of its non-essential stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some stores are open and some restaurants are offering takeout service
  • Non-essential stores at the Mississauga Chinese Centre are closed due to the pandemic
  • Other major malls that have closed all non-essential stores include Toronto Premium Outlets, Bramalea City Centre, Sherway Gardens, Vaughan Mills, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Eaton Centre and Pacific Mall 
  • LCBO stores will be closed on Dec. 26 and open on Dec. 28
  • Most Beer Store locations will be closed on Dec. 26 and open on Dec. 28. Beer Store locations that will be open on Dec. 26 (Boxing Day) include stores located at 3154 Hurontario St. (11 am to 5 pm), 6780 Town Centre Circle (11 am to 5 pm) and 420 Lakeshore Rd. E. (11 am to 5 pm)
  • Government offices (including City Hall) will be closed on both Dec. 26 and Dec. 28. 
  • Banks (Dec. 26 and 28)
  • Libraries (Dec. 26)
  • Community Centres (which are mostly closed to the public due to the pandemic)
  • Movie theatres are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Canada Post (no mail pickup or delivery) on Dec. 26 or Dec. 28
  • There is no change to garbage and recycling collection this year

 Transit

  • Mississauga Transit/MiWay will operate on a holiday schedule from Dec. 21, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule on Dec. 26 and will offer its regular weekday service on Dec. 28 

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