What’s open and closed on Victoria Day Monday in Hamilton

Published May 19, 2021 at 6:42 pm


This year in Hamilton Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Many things that are typically open in Hamilton will be closed due to the pandemic but as per Thursday’s Provincial announcement, outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people, effective May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Private indoor gatherings are currently not permitted.

According to the director of Hamilton’s Licensing and Bylaw Services this year, there is no fireworks ban (which is unlike Victoria Day 2020) but large firework displays and gatherings are not permitted. Fireworks for personal use, within the same household are permitted.

Restaurants will still not be permitted to offer patio or dine-in service, but some might be open for takeout and delivery.

Here’s what is open and closed this long weekend:


Local parks are open

Some Hamilton Conservation Authority areas are open but amenities, like buildings, washrooms, pavilions remain closed. Camping reservations are cancelled until June 2.

Waterfalls (some require reservations. Check here for info on some of Hamilton’s waterfalls)

Provincial parks (park stores and visitor centres remain closed)

Golf courses

Some Shoppers Drug Marts, but call ahead to be sure

Some restaurants will be open for takeout and delivery only, so be sure to call or check social media before heading out

Convenience stores

Most garden centres

Some Beer Store locations



Most major grocery stores


Most Beer Store locations


Government offices

No mail delivery

Movie theatres (due to the pandemic)

Waste collection:

There will be no green cart, blue box, bulk waste, leaf and yard waste or garbage pick-up (garbage pick-up will be one day later than usual)

Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations will be closed


The HSR will operate on a Sunday schedule

DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday, May 24. All subscription trips on DARTS, except for dialysis, are cancelled for Monday, May 24. If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make an advance reservation to do so. ATS customer service will be closed on Monday, May 24.

GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule

Check here for more information on City services impacted by the holiday.

For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, call 905-546-CITY (2489)

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