What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving Day in Oakville


Published October 8, 2021 at 11:45 am

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks to the fortunes we are all blessed with.

It’s also a time to stuff our faces with turkey and all the fixings and top it off with a tasty piece of pumpkin pie.

That means certain businesses and services will be closed in Oakville to commemorate the holiday. The COVID-19 pandemic may also result in closures to places that would normally be open.

Here’s a look at what’s open and what is closed on Thanksgiving Monday:


  • Some restaurants, but call ahead to be sure
  • Some smaller grocery stores, including Rabba, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Online services at ServiceOakville will be available to submit requests. To report urgent problems related to traffic lights and signs, roads, trees or storms, call 905-845-6601 to be connected with the Town’s after-hours service.


  • Most major shopping malls in Oakville will be closed on Monday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Most major grocery stores
  • No mail delivery
  • Banks
  • LCBO (some LCBO convenience outlets may be open, so call ahead)
  • The Beer Store
  • Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later

Town facility closures this weekend include:

 Monday, October 11

  • Arenas
  • Community centres
  • Parking lot located at 300 Church Street
  • Pools
  • Town Hall

Closed Sunday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 11

Closed Saturday, Oct. 9; Sunday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 11

  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors

TRANSIT SERVICE – Oakville Transit will be operating on holiday hours on Monday with service provided 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PARKS – For more information about park amenities and locations, please visit our Parks, Trails and Gardens page.

PARKING AROUND PARKS: No Parking signs and increased fines will be implemented around popular parks to help reduce overcrowding, traffic congestion and illegal parking in these areas which can impact neighbourhood safety and access for emergency service vehicles. For more information, visit the Town of Oakville’s On-Street Parking page.

A reminder that in accordance with provincial requirements, the Town of Oakville has implemented a proof of vaccination program at town facilities.





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