What’s open and closed new year’s day and January 2 in Hamilton

Published January 2, 2022 at 7:20 am

New Year’s Day falls this year on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

This will be the first time COVID-19 health and safety measures won’t limit patrons on the first day of the year in a few years.

Because New Year’s Day falls on a weekend, some businesses and offices will treat Monday, Jan. 2, as a statutory holiday. To be safe, call ahead to ensure that your destination is open.

Here’s what is open and closed in Hamilton on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023::


Open

  • All critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services, will continue to operate on New Year’s Day
  • Hamilton trails
  • Most convenience stores
  • Movie theatres
  • Skating rinks: Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre – Serafini Family Ice Pad, Dundas Driving Park, Freelton Community Park, Waterdown Memorial Park
  • Some drug stores, such as Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall
  • Some restaurants
  • Splitsville Entertainment

Closed

  • Banks
  • Beer Stores
  • Canada Post
  • Government offices
  • Grocery stores
  • Hamilton Farmers’ Market
  • Independent movie cinemas
  • LCBO
  • Libraries and museums
  • Malls
  • Recreation Centres

Mail delivery

  • There will be no mail delivery.

Trash and recycling

  • There will be no trash or recycling collection.
  • Christmas trees will be collected from Jan. 2 to 13, 2023.

Transit

  • Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) will be operating holiday service hours on Jan. 1.
  • DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Jan. 1 and it will be closed on Jan. 2.
  • GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 1 and 2, 2023.

Here’s what is open and closed in Hamilton on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023:

Open

  • All critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services, will continue to operate on New Year’s Day
  • Convenience stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Hamilton trails
  • Movie theatres
  • Skating rinks: Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre – Serafini Family Ice Pad, Dundas Driving Park, Freelton Community Park, Waterdown Memorial Park
  • Some drug stores, such as Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall
  • Some restaurants

Closed

  • Banks
  • Beer Stores
  • Canada Post
  • Government offices

Transit

  • DARTS will be closed on Jan. 2.
  • HSR will reusme a regular winter schedule.
  • GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 2.
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