Civic Holiday is the most widely utilized name for a public holiday celebrated in the greater part of Canada on the first Monday in August, however, it is just authoritatively known by that term by the governments of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Civic Holiday is perceived as a statutory holiday in those two domains. In 2019 Civic Holiday is on Monday, August 5. The Civic Holiday is an infamous day for summer traffic with a huge number of city inhabitants getting away from the city for cottage nation.
The August Civic Holiday is a little different than most. Since it is anything but a statutory holiday in Ontario, businesses are permitted to open. What’s more, most will be open, albeit many will have decreased hours.
The August long weekend has arrived and with temperatures expected to be in the high 20s all through, a considerable lot of will appreciate three days of barbecues, cottages, and relaxation.
Celebrated on the first Monday of August, the Civic Holiday in Ontario is anything but a national statutory holiday, which implies that in spite of the local government taking a day, numerous businesses will be open.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in London
Here’s a look at what will be opened and closed on Monday, August 5 in London.
- All city-owned outdoor pools, spray pads and wadding pools
- Palasad Socialbowl and Palasad South
- Storybook Gardens
- Boler Mountain’s Treetop Adventure Park
- Boler Mountain’s Bike and Fitness Trails
- Cineplex (Silvercity and Odeon Westmount)
- East Park
- Landmark Cinemas
- Fanshawe Pioneer Village: Open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- London Children’s Museum: Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Adventures in Wonderland
- London Public Library
- Museum London
- Eldon House
Shopping and Food
- Masonville Place: Open – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Westmount Mall: Open – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- White Oaks Mall: Open – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Grocery stores: Open
- Restaurants (Chains): Open
- Convenience stores: Open
- Covent Garden Market: Closed
Liquor and Beer
- The Beer Store: Select locations will be open
- LCBO: Select locations will be open
- Labatt Beer Store: Open 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Shoppers Drug Mart: All locations open on reduced hours.
- Rexall Pharmacies: All locations open on reduced hours.
- London Transit will be operating on a holiday schedule. All regular routes will be starting at 9 a.m.
- All banks are closed on the Civic Holiday.
- All-City of London offices will be closed and will reopen for business at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Toronto
Here is what is opened and closed on Monday for the Civic Holiday weekend in Toronto:
- The TTC will keep running on a holiday schedule
- GO Transit will work on a Saturday schedule on Monday.
- Attractions, for example, the Toronto Zoo, Royal Ontario Museum, CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Ontario Science Centre and Ripley’s Aquarium will be open.
- Many shopping centers will be open, for example, Eaton Center, The Promenade, Vaughan Mills and Toronto Premium Outlets will be open.
- City-run outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, splash pads, and golf courses will be open.
- The Beer Store has more than 200 locations open on Monday.
- LCBO will be closed.
- Government offices, municipal buildings, banks will be closed.
- There will be no mail delivery.
- Toronto Public Libraries will be closed as will the city’s recreational programs.
Places That Are Closed
- Government offices
- Post offices and mail delivery
- All Toronto Public Library branches
Places That Are Open
As the August long end of the week is definitely not a national holiday, numerous grocery stores will continue their regular hours of activity. Make a point to call local grocer ahead of time to double-check their schedule.
- Select Beer Store locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- A few LCBO stores will be open.
- Bramalea City Centre (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Dufferin Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Eaton Centre (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Fairview Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Pacific Mall (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
- Toronto Premium Outlets (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Square One (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Promenade (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Upper Canada Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Vaughan Mills Mall (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Hillcrest Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Scarborough Town Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Sherway Gardens (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Yorkdale Shopping Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Fun And Entertainment
- AGO (317 Dundas St. W.) – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Allan Gardens Conservatory (19 Horticultural Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor St. W.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Canada’s Wonderland (1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Centennial Park Conservatory (151 Elmcrest Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- CN Tower (301 Front St. W.) – 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fort York (260 Adelaide St. E.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Gardiner Museum (111 Queens Park) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- High Park Zoo (1873 Bloor St. W.) – 7 a.m. to dusk
- Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St.) – 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) – 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (288 Bremner Blvd.) – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester St.) – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park) – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Toronto Zoo (2000 Meadowvale Rd.) – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Transit And Traffic
- The TTC will work on a holiday schedule.
- On the off chance that people plan on taking the TTC around the city this end of the week, take advantage of the end of the week day-pass, which reaches out to incorporate the holiday Monday. The pass, which permits unlimited one-day travel for $13, can be bought between Saturday and Simcoe Day on Monday.
- One day pass covers one adult and not in excess of five young people (13 to 19 years old), or two adults and more than four youths; or two adults.
- GO Transit will work on a Saturday schedule on Monday, August 5.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Waterloo region
- Grand River Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Monday.
- Ainslie Street Terminal will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Ticket sales will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. but will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Employment Resource Centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge will be open regular hours.
- Waterloo Region Museum will remain open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Schneider Haus National Historic Site will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Region of Waterloo International Airport will remain open.
For waste accumulation, there will be a regular curbside collection on Monday; be that as it may, the Cambridge and Waterloo waste sites will be closed.
Pools, rec centres:
- Waterloo Memorial Rec Complex and swimplex will stay open from early afternoon until 9:45 p.m.
- In Kitchener, all outdoor pool will be open on Aug. 5 for drop-in and recreational programs.
- Waterloo’s Moses Springer outdoor pool will likewise be open.
- In Cambridge, recreational centres and pools will stay open Monday.
- Bechtel Park’s soccer field in Waterloo will be open, yet the building will be closed.
- Waterloo’s RIM Park will be open at 4 p.m. for regular programs.
- All regional and city administrative offices will be closed on Monday.
- Region of Waterloo Children’s Centres will be closed from July 29 to August 9.
- Sunnyside Home Reception and Administration will be closed Monday, as well as the Sunnyside Wellness Centre.
- The Community Alzheimer Day program in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge will be closed.
- The Kitchener Market will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
- Cambridge and Waterloo waste sites are closed for residential drop-off on Monday.
Libraries and community centres:
- All Kitchener Public Library and Waterloo Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
- All Idea Exchange locations in Cambridge will be closed on Monday also.
- All branches of the Region of Waterloo Library will be closed.
- Community centres crosswise over Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge will be closed.
- Kitchener’s Budd Park indoor field will be closed on Monday.
- Buildings for Waterloo’s Bechtel Park, Moses Springer will be closed.
- Waterloo’s Adult Rec Center will be closed too.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Hamilton civil
- Green bin, garbage and recycling: No accumulation on Monday. Pickup will be one day later in the event that it falls on or after the holiday. The city says all materials must be at the check by 7 a.m. Tuesday. Recycling centres are closed on Monday.
- HSR Bus: Transit will work on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday. Numerous routes will work with diminished frequencies, while a few routes won’t work by any means.
- ATS-DARTS: Service will work with holiday service hours on the Civic Holiday. Subscription trips on DARTS, aside from dialysis, are canceled for Monday. ATS client service will likewise be closed on Monday.
- Administrative offices: The city’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday.
- Recreation centres: Most are closed on Monday, including Bennetto, Central Memorial, Stoney Creek, Valley, and Westmount. Be that as it may, most outdoor pools will be open, including Sir Winston Churchill Pool, Dundas Driving Park, and Gage Park Wading Pool.
- Hamilton Civic Museums: Closed on Monday.
- Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre: Closed on Monday.
- Hamilton Public Library: Closed Sunday and Monday.
- Social services: All Ontario Works offices, the Career Development Centre, special supports and the Housing Services office will be closed on Monday.
- Senior centres: Senior centres will be closed. Notwithstanding, a few seniors clubs will run, including Club 60, Dundas, Main Hess, Rosedale, Warden Park, and Winona Senior Club.
- Arenas: Closed to public programming Monday.
- Animal services: Closed Sunday and Monday.
- Canada Post: Canada Post is closed on national, provincial and territorial holidays. Mail accumulation and delivery are canceled for Monday.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Burlington municipal
- City hall: Closed on the holiday Monday, reopening Tuesday.
- Administrative services: Administrative services, including the office of streets and parks maintenance, will be closed on Monday. Emergency services for maintenance will still be provided.
- Recreation: Most pools, arenas and community centres will be closed on Monday however there are special cases, including Mountainside Community Centre, Pluckers on Plains, Nelson Community Centre, LaSalle Park, Mountainside Community Centre, Royal Botanical Gardens – Rock Garden, Central Park Bandshell and St. Timothy’s School Playground, which all have occasions.
- Provincial Parks: Bronte Creek Provincial Park will be open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk with the Children’s Farm and Playbarn open from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Art: The Art Gallery of Burlington will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday.
- Streets, Parks and Forestry and Animal Shelter and Control: Closed Monday, yet crisis services will be given.
- Courts: Halton Court Services will be closed on the Civic Holiday, as will Provincial Offenses Court.
- Parking: Free parking is accessible in the downtown core, on the street, in municipal lots and in the parking garage. Be that as it may, waterfront parking garages (east and west) are not free on statutory holidays. There’s additionally no parking on city streets overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
- Transportation: Burlington Transit will work on a holiday service schedule on Monday, while the administrative offices, including the downtown Transit Terminal and Handi-Van dispatch, will be closed.
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Niagara Region
Government and business: Government offices, banks, municipal offices, facilities, and most businesses will be closed on Monday. Offices related to public health and region childcare services will be closed.
Recreation: Some arenas, community centres, and older adult centres will be closed on the Civic Holiday. The Parks, Recreation and Culture Services administration offices are closed, however, most pools will be open. Four city-worked venues in St. Catharines will be open on Monday, including Garden City Golf Course (7 a.m. to nightfall), Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, Lakeside Park Carousel and Morningstar Mill.
Libraries: Local libraries will be closed.
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre: Open Monday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Transportation: Buses in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines will offer decreased holiday schedules. Welland Transit won’t run. Niagara Region Transit and specialized transit won’t work Monday.
Garbage and recycling: Collection schedules are unaffected by the holiday.
Grocery Stores: Most significant grocery stores will be open with reduced hours.
- Fortinos open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Fresh Co. open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- No Frills open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Metro open regular hours
- Shoppers Drug Mart: Most locations will be open on Monday, some at reduced hours.
- Hess Tower (Main Street) open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Mcauley (Herkimer Street) open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Ralph (King Street West) open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Waterdown (Hamilton Street North) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Russel (King Street) open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Plains Road East open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday
- Roseland Plaza open 8:00 a.m. to midnight on Monday
- Plains Road East open 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday
- Brant & Upper Middle open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Headon Plaza open 8:00 a.m. to midnight on Monday
- Appleby open 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday
- 4th Avenue and Martindale closed on Monday
- Hartzel Road open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Pelham Road open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday
- Penn Centre open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Briarfield (Bunting Road) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Scott and Niagara (Scott Street) 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Linwell (Grantham Avenue) closed on Monday
- Northend plaza (Lakeshore road) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Montrose and Preakness open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday
- Town & Country open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Malls: All significant malls in Hamilton, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, including Lime Ridge Mall, Eastgate Square, The Centre on Barton, The Pen Centre, Fairview Mall, Mapleview and Burlington Centre will all be open on Monday. In any case, most will close early on Monday.
- Lime Ridge Mall open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Eastgate Square open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- The Pen Centre open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Fairview Mall open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday
- Mapleview open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Burlington Centre open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday
- Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday
- Outlet Collection at Niagara Falls open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday
- Walmart: Walmarts in Hamilton, Burlington, and Niagara will be open on Monday during their regular working hours.
- Hamilton Farmers’ Market: Closed on Sunday and Monday.
- 584 Mohawk Rd. W, Hamilton, closed on Monday
- 1462 Main St. E, Hamilton, closed on Monday
- 446 Scott St., St. Catharines, closed on Monday
- LCBO: Most LCBO stores will be open on Monday. Exceptions include 1601 Main St. E in Hamilton, closed on Monday
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in and around Barrie
A few businesses and services in and around Barrie will have adjusted hours during the current year’s civic holiday on Aug. 5. This is what to anticipate:
- Georgian Mall, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Upper Canada Mall, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Vaughan Mills, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tanger Outlets, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Park Place, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Bayfield Mall
- Canada’s Wonderland, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Beer Store locations in Barrie
- LCBO stores in Barrie
- Zehrs locations in Barrie
- Simcoe County Museum
- Gateway Casinos Innisfil
- Movie theatres
- Some restaurants and bars
- Barrie City Hall
- All recreation centres in Barrie
- MacLaren Art Centre
- There will be no Canada Post mail collection or distribution
- There will be no garbage, organics, recycling or yard waste collection. Collection during the week of this holiday will happen after one day for the remainder of the week.
- Barrie Transit will work on a regular Sunday schedule, with extra service for Kempenfest all weekend
- Go Transit will work on a regular Saturday schedule
What’s open and closed this Civic Holiday in Ottawa
Food and drink
Various supermarkets in the downtown zone will be open. Call individual store locations to double-check their hours.
- Loblaws on Rideau Street will be open 24 hours.
- Loblaws on Isabella Street in the Glebe will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Metro on Rideau Street will be open 24 hours.
- Metro on Bank Street in the Glebe will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Whole Foods at Lansdowne Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Select LCBO stores will be open on Aug. 5. Call a local store for its hours.
- Select Beer Stores will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call a local store for its hours.
- Rideau Centre: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- St. Laurent Shopping Centre: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Place d’Orléans: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Bayshore Shopping Centre: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tanger Outlets: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Some medication stores, similar to Shoppers and Rexall, will be open, yet it relies upon the location. Contact a particular store to double-check its holiday hours.
Most restaurants, boutiques, services and outdoor sellers in the ByWard Market will be open.
- The National Gallery of Canada will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Canadian Museum of Nature will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Canadian War Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Banks will be closed.
- The ByTowne Cinema, Mayfair Theater, and all Cineplex and Landmark movie theatres will be open.
City of Ottawa services
- Ottawa City Hall and every one of the seven customer service centres will be closed. They will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
- The commonplace offenses court, including the courts situated at 100 Constellation Cres., will be closed. They will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
- There won’t be any curbside garbage, recycling or green bin pickup on the Civic Holiday Monday. Those services will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 6. All collection will be deferred by one day for the rest of the week.
- All Ottawa Public Library branches and services will be closed. All branches will be closed on Sundays until Sept. 1.
- The Ottawa Public Health Sexual Health Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed.
- All municipal kid care centres will be closed.
- City of Ottawa art centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed, however, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery, City Hall Art Gallery and Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame at the city hall will be open.
- The City of Ottawa summer camps won’t be in operation.
- Some indoor pools, arenas, and fitness centres are working on altered schedules.
- All beaches, splash pads and some swimming pools will be open, weather permitting.
- The 311 contact centre will be open to critical issues that need the city’s quick consideration.
Transit and parking
- All-City of Ottawa parking guidelines and limitations will apply on the Civic Holiday Monday.
- Free parking will be accessible at the city hall’s underground garage. Access the garage via the Elgin Street entrance; the entrance on Laurier Avenue will be closed.
OC Transpo will work on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Aug. 5.
OC Transpo service centres:
- The customer service centre at the Rideau Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The customer service centre at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St. Laurent stations will be closed.
- The OC Transpo customer service and information line (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Para Transpo will work on a holiday plan on the Civic Holiday Monday. Routinely planned trips will be automatically canceled. Para Transpo riders can book trips for Aug. 5.
Para Transpo operations:
- The taxi coupon program line will be closed.
- The line for reservations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The line for trip cancellations and general inquiries will be open from 6 a.m to 12:30 a.m.
What’s open and closed in Cambridge on the Civic Holiday
Coming up next are open in Cambridge:
- Indoor swimming pools at John Dolson Centre and W. G. Johnson Centre
- Outdoor pools: Ed Newland Pool, George Hancock, Kinsman Soper Pool
- All city spray pads
- Coming up next are closed in Cambridge:
- McDougall Cottage
- Fashion History Museum
- Cambridge Centre for the Arts
- All other community centres, arenas and libraries
- City hall
What’s open and closed in Kitchener on the Civic Holiday
City hall will be closed and all city services will be inaccessible until Tuesday. The building itself will stay open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Coming up next are open in Kitchener:
• All outdoor swimming pools and splash pads
• Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
• Activa Sportsplex and Sportsworld Arenas (all other arenas will be closed)
• Joseph Schneider Haus
Coming up next are closed in Kitchener:
• The Aud
• Kitchener Market
• All indoor swimming pools and community centres
• Budd Park indoor facility
• All Kitchener Public Library locations
• Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
• Homer Watson House & Gallery
What’s open and closed in Windsor on the Civic Holiday
- City services
- The 311 call centre will be closed Monday, however, the 211 call centre stays open.
- There will be no garbage or recycling pick up. Residential services will be deferred by one day.
- Public drop off depots for garbage and household wastes will be closed on Monday.
- There will be no parking requirement, however, tickets can still be paid online.
- Enwin’s call centre will likewise be closed on Monday.
Parks and recreation
- All community centres are closed for the holiday Monday, yet outdoor pools will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sandpoint Beach will be opened with a lifeguard present from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Windsor International Aquatic Centre is accessible for an open adult swim from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No swimming exercises will keep running at either indoor or outdoor pools.
- Adventure Bay is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.
- All branches of the library are likewise closed for the holiday.
- City buses will work on a holiday or Sunday schedule on Monday. The passage transport schedule will be on the regular weekday plan.
- Devonshire Mall is open on the holiday Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tecumseh Mall is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Select LCBO stores to stay open on Monday, with normal hours on Saturday and Sunday. Numerous supermarkets are open yet most will have amended holiday hours.