Here’s What’s Open & Closed For The Long Weekend

It’s time to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. With Canada Day being a Saturday this year, it is not a typical long weekend. Here is a list of what is open and closed on Canada Day and on Monday July 3, 2017: 


The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule on Canada Day and on Monday July 3. GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule both days.

Beer Store and LCBO:

Closed Saturday. Open Monday.


Some malls are closed on Saturday. Some are open but with reduced hours. Check the mall website that you wish to visit before going. Open on Canada Day: The Eaton Centre, Square One, Pacific Mall, Woodbine Mall, Vaughan Mills, Promenade, Toronto Premium Outlets.

Tourist Destinations:

Most major tourists attractions are open on Canada Day including: the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, The Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, Harbourfront Centre, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Grocery Stores and Pharmacies:

Most grocery stores are closed Canada Day. Some will be closed Monday. There are some exceptions. Check ahead before going.


Banks are closed Canada Day and Monday July 3.

Government Offices and Canada Post:

Government offices are closed Canada Day and Monday July 3.

Canada Day Fireworks:

Nathan Phillips Square – All weekend at 10:55pm

CN Tower – a 30-second light show will be followed by five minutes of fireworks set to music at 10:30pm.

  • Woodbine beach at Ashbridges Bay – 10pm.
  • Canada’s Wonderland  – 10pm.
  • Humber Bay Park West – at 10:55pm.
  • Mel Lastman Square  – at 10:55pm.
  • Scarborough Civic Centre – at 10:55pm.
  • Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park – at 10pm.
  • Mississauga Celebration Square – at 10pm.
  • Fireworks are happening in many cities on Canada Day. Check with your local municipality for information and arrive early for the best viewing spots.

Happy Canada Day!

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