What’s open and closed in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Clarington on Civic Holiday August 1


Published August 1, 2022 at 4:48 am

The Civic Holiday falls on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Clarington and Durham Region.

Most retail will be open on Monday, which is a government holiday but not a statutory holiday. This is the first Civic Holiday since the pandemic was declared that will have no capacity restrictions, but some businesses might still require masks.

Here’s what’s open and closed:


  • Big box stores and department stores
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
  • Movie theatres
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Cannabis stores
  • Most breweries. Call ahead to your favourite to be sure
  • Splash pads and outdoor recreation trails and municipal parks
  • Outdoor pools, including Camp Samac in Oshawa and Ajax Centennial Pool


  • Pickering Town Centre, Whitby Mall and Oshawa Centre will be open

Beer Stores: Five select Beer Stores will be open

  • 75 Kingston Road East in Ajax
  • 1355 Kingston Road East in Pickering
  • 3950 Brock St. N in Whitby
  • 195 King Street East in Bowmanville
  • 220 Ritson Road North in Oshawa will remain open from 11-6

Some LCBOs will be open at reduced hours (11-6) and customers are encouraged to check the store locator feature for their local store hours on lcbo.com or the mobile app.


  • Government offices
  • Post Offices
  • Schools
  • Most banks will be closed.
  • libraries
  • Most community centres. Some, such as Delpark and South Oshawa in Oshawa, will be open on modified schedules
  • Waste transfer stations


  • Durham Transit, PULSE buses and GO Transit will operate on a holiday/weekend schedule


  • Garbage and recycling schedules will be backed up one day
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