What’s open and closed Canada Day 2024 in Ontario cities and towns

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Published June 29, 2024 at 6:19 am

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Canada Day- always celebrated on July 1- falls on a Monday this year in Ontario.

Next week, people will gather across the country to celebrate Canada’s 157th birthday and many towns and cities will be hosting events to mark the occasion. While residents across Ontario can expect fireworks, live music, food and more, many facilities that are typically open will be closed


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The LCBO, most Beer Store locations, banks, most libraries, city halls, provincial and federal government offices, and non-emergency government services will be closed on Canada Day in Toronto and the GTA.

Here is what’s open and closed on Monday, July 1, 2024, in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills, Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Clarington, Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region.


Mississauga

On Monday, Erin Mills Town Centre, Heartland Town Centre, Dixie Outlet Mall, Sherwood Village (also known as Sheridan Mall) and Meadowvale Town Centre will be closed. Banks, libraries, community centres, and non-emergency government offices (all levels) will also be closed, as will all LCBO locations and most Beer Store locations except for stores located at 2458 Dundas St. W., 3154 Hurontario St. and 1550 Dundas St. E.

There will be no waste collection on Monday, July 1 (it will be collected one day later) and Peel Community Recycling Centres are closed.

As for what’s open, residents can visit Square One Shopping Centre (along with the Walmart Supercentre, Whole Foods, and The Food District), Rabba grocery stores, T&T Supermarket, most Shoppers Drug Mart locations, most restaurants that are typically open on Mondays, Celebration Square and splash pads.

Commuters should note that MiWay will operate on a regular Sunday schedule and some routes will not operate due to low customer demand. GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule.

TransHelp: to travel on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2, you must call 905-791-1015 and book by 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. On July 1, TransHelp will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. and the TransHelp office will be closed

Mississauga’s downtown core, particularly Celebration Square and the Living Arts Centre, will be brimming with activity on Canada Day. Celebrations begin at 3 p.m. and continue till 10:30 p.m., capped off by the annual fireworks show. Personal fireworks are permitted in Mississauga on Canada Day without a permit.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Mississauga, including hours of operations, click here.


Brampton

On Canada Day, Shoppers World, most major grocery stores, City Hall, banks, libraries, federal and provincial non-emergency services, non-emergency Region of Peel services, the Brampton Animal Shelter, the Brampton On Stage Box Office, Brampton Transit facilities (including Lost and Found) and community recycling centres will be closed.

Non-emergency government services and schools will also be closed.

Garbage will not be picked up on Canada Day and Canada Post will not operate (no mail pick-up or delivery). All LCBO and most Beer Store locations (save for Beer Stores located at 198 Queen St. E., 180 Sandalwood Pkwy. and 80 Peel Centre Dr.) will be closed.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) will also be closed.

As for fireworks, Canada Day is one of a few days every year when the City of Brampton sets off a fireworks display. Only the film industry and the City are allowed to apply for permits to use fireworks in Brampton under the new bylaw that prohibits personal use of fireworks.

As for what’s open, Brampton residents can visit Bramalea City Centre, restaurants, cafes and bars (but should call ahead to be sure), most pharmacies (including most Shoppers Drug Mart locations) and Rabba grocery stores. Parks and trails will be open, as will some recreation centres.

The Wet’n’Wild water park is open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Commuters should note that Brampton Transit will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on July 1. Customer Service counters are closed. GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Brampton, including hours of operations, click here.


Halton

On July 1, a number of places will be closed, including banks, city/town halls, Canada Post, most Halton Region offices and services (although all 24-hour/essential services remain open), community centres, seniors’ centres, indoor pools, arenas and libraries, LCBO locations, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Milton Mall, Burlington Centre, Mapleview Mall, Oakville Place, harbour offices, Oakville cemetery offices and Oakville fire administration.

There will be no garbage pick-up on Monday, July 1. Pickup will be one day later in Halton for the week.

As for what’s open, residents can visit local parks and certain outdoor recreational amenities, most Shoppers Drug Marts (but call ahead to be sure), most restaurants that are typically open on Mondays for dine-in, takeout and delivery (but make sure to call ahead), some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores, select Beer Stores and select Wine Rack locations. In Burlington, the Nelson Pool and Splash Park, Mountainside Pool and Splash Park, and LaSalle Wading Pool and Splash Park are open for swimming, weather permitting. Outdoor pools in Oakville will also be open, except Brookdale.

Residents can also visit splash pads, Conservation Halton parks, Toronto Premium Outlets and most Starbucks and Tim Hortons cafes.

Transit:

Oakville Transit will be offering its holiday service schedule from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule, Milton Transit will not operate and GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Halton, including hours of operations, click here.


Hamilton

On Canada Day, several facilities will be closed, including CF Lime Ridge, Eastgate Square, libraries, recreation centres and arenas, banks, LCBO locations, most Beer Store locations (save for a select few), government offices (all levels), the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, all Hamilton Civic Museums, Animal Services, the Tropical Greenhouse at Gage Park, COVID vaccine clinics and non-emergency municipal services.

There will be no green bin, blue box, yard waste, garbage or bulk garbage pick-up on Canada Day. Community Recycling Centres will also be closed.

As for what’s open, residents can visit local parks, splash pads, beaches, outdoor pools, Hamilton Conservation Authority areas and trails, some smaller grocery stores and most Shoppers Drug Mart locations, Wild Waterworks, the Dundurn National Historic Site at 5 p.m. for the presentation of the Canada Day Military Tattoo, some restaurants, bars and cafes (call ahead to be sure), and municipal golf courses.

For transit, HSR will operate on a Sunday schedule, with no service in Waterdown. Trans-Cab service will align with HSR Sunday schedules. Service between Countrywide Recycling and the Twenty at Nebo transfer point will not be running. GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Hamilton is celebrating Canada Day at Bayfront Park (200 Harbourfront Drive). The free party will feature fireworks, inflatables, a food truck rally and live entertainment.

Personal fireworks are permitted on July 1.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Hamilton, including hours of operations, click here.


Durham Region

On Canada Day, Pickering Town Centre, Oshawa Centre, LCBO locations, most Beer Store locations (save for select locations in Ajax, Oshawa and Whitby), Pickering Museum Village, Service Oshawa, banks, libraries, town and city halls, non-emergency government services (all levels), courts and most municipal recreation centres will be closed.

Canada Post will also be closed.

Garbage and recycling days will be pushed ahead by one day.

Non-emergency government services and schools will be closed on the holiday.

As for what’s open, most restaurants that are typically open on Mondays will be operating, but call ahead to be sure. Most Beer Stores will be closed, save for select locations in Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry and Whitby. The Wine Rack in the Independent Grocery outlet at 1893 Scugog Street in Port Perry will be open, as will the Independent Grocery store.  Most Shoppers Drug Marts will be open. Residents can also visit casinos in Pickering, Ajax and Scugog and many cannabis dispensaries.

Many craft beer breweries will be open, including Town Brewery and Little Beasts in Whitby and Old Flame in Port Perry.

Lakeview Park Beach in Oshawa will be open (lifeguards will be on duty), as will most other public beaches. Camp Samac’s outdoor pool in Oshawa and Ajax Memorial’s outdoor pool will also be open. Parks and most splash pads will be open as well.

For transit, GO Trains, DRT and Pulse buses will be running on a holiday/weekend schedule

There will be sanctioned fireworks displays at Oshawa (Lakeview Park); Ajax Downs; Pickering (Kinsmen Park); Port Perry (Palmer Park), Whitby (Victoria Fields), Uxbridge (Elgin Park) and Bowmanville (Garnett Rickard Recreation Complex).

Residents can purchase fireworks for private celebrations in each municipality.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Durham, including hours of operations, click here.


Niagara Region

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.

On Canada Day, closures will include all city and town halls, federal,  provincial and municipal government offices, non-emergency Niagara region services, most major grocery stores, 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, community centres and libraries, banks, Canada Post and all LCBO and Beer Store locations.

There will be no garbage pickup on July 1.

As for what’s open, residents can visit 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, most wineries and breweries (but call ahead to be sure), multiple Wine Rack locations, most restaurants, bars and cafes that are typically open on Mondays, most Shoppers Drug Mart locations, movie theatres and most tourist attractions.

For transit, GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Niagara, including hours of operations, click here.


Toronto

Many people will flock to Canada’s biggest city to celebrate this year, and most local and nearby tourist attractions will open as a result. On Canada Day, residents and visitors can check out the Eaton Centre, CF Markville, Hillcrest Mall, Whole Foods Yorkville, Summerhill Market, Eataly, AGO, Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto Zoo, Canada’s Wonderland, ROM, Casa Loma, CN Tower, Aga Khan Museum and Some Beer Stores (check specific locations for hours).

A few notable locations will be closed, however, including restaurants that are typically closed on Mondays (so call ahead to be sure before heading out), Canada Post, banks, LCBO locations, libraries, Shops at Don Mills, Sherway Gardens, Fairview Mall, Dufferin Mall, Scarborough Town Centre, Yorkdale, Gerrard Square and the St. Lawrence Market. All non-emergency government offices will also be closed.

Garbage pickup will not be affected.

Commuters should note that TTC will operate on holiday schedule and GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule.

Fireworks displays will start at 10 p.m. at Ashbridges Bay, Centennial Park (Etobicoke), Milliken Park and Stan Wadlow Park. According to the city, there will be no fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square or Fort York National Historic Site.

For more details on what’s open and closed in Niagara, including hours of operations, click here.

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