What’s open and closed on Thanksgiving Monday Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Clarington


Published October 10, 2022 at 7:54 am

This year Thanksgiving Day falls on October 10 in Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Clarington.

While most places are (almost) back to normal after two-plus years of COVID restrictions, there is still incentive to stay home and stuff yourself with turkey. But if you want to go out, here’s what’s open and closed on Thanksgiving Day in Durham on Monday, October 10, 2022.


  • Cineplex movie theatres in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering will be open, as will Landmark Cinemas in Whitby and Uxbridge’s Roxy Theatre
  • Some Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • Some restaurants that are typically open on Mondays may be open but call ahead to be sure
  • Most craft breweries that are open Mondays will be open on Thanksgiving, including Town, 5 Paddles and Brock Street in Whitby; All of Nothing in Oshawa, Old Flame in Port Perry; Falcon in Ajax; and Chronicle in Bowmanville
  • Recreation centres in Oshawa will be open on a modified holiday schedule
  • Cannabis stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Oshawa Zoo. Most other tourist attractions are closed


  • Banks
  • Government offices and most services
  • Post offices.
  • Libraries
  • Pickering Town Centre and Oshawa Centre shopping malls, though restaurants with outside facing entrances may be open
  • LCBOs and Beer Stores
  • Most recreation centres, arenas and pools
  • Service Oshawa
  • Wal-Mart locations


Durham Region Transit, Pulse and GO trains and buses will run on a holiday/weekend schedule


Monday garbage and blue box collection will be re-scheduled for the next day

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