What's open and closed in Toronto on Christmas Day

Dec 24 2019, 3:00 pm

Whether you’re planning a Christmas dinner and need a last-minute item or you’re just looking for something to do and need to know what’s open and closed on the holiday, we’ve got you covered.

While most of the city will be shuttered over the stat holiday, here’s what’s opened and closed on Christmas Day in Toronto.


  • Government office and banks
  • Libraries
  • Mail delivery
  • Banks


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The TTC will operate on Sunday service with subway and most routes starting at 8 am on Christmas Day. On Boxing Day, the TTC will start at 6 am.

Family Day

Ripley’s Aquarium/Facebook

Open Attractions

  • Movie theatres: Check your local listings for showtimes.
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (288 Bremner Boulevard): 9 am to 11 pm. Note that holidays are exceptionally busy at this attraction, so it’s best to arrive early.
  • CN Tower (301 Front Street West): 9 am to 8 pm
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West): 10 am to 10 pm
  • The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd.): 10 am to 5 pm
  • Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd. West): 5 am to 12 am

Closed attractions:

  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Museum of Illusions
  • stackt Market

Grocery Stores

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While many will be closed on Christmas, these grocery stores will be open.

LCBO and Beer Stores



All LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed on Christmas Day. But take note: The Beer Store will be open on Boxing Day at nearly 150 locations.


Pacific Mall

Pacific Mall in Markham, Ont. (DayOwl/Shutterstock)



  • Square One Shopping Centre
  • Toronto Premium Outlets
  • Bramalea City Centre
  • Vaughan Mills
  • CF Markville
  • CF Fairview Mall
  • CF Eaton Centre
  • CF Don Mills
  • CF Sherway Gardens
  • Hillcrest Mall
  • Upper Canada Mall
  • Promenade
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • Dufferin Mall
  • Sherway Gardens
  • Bayview Village Shops
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Yorkville Village

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