What's open and closed in Toronto on New Year's Day 2019

Dec 18 2018, 3:35 pm

It may be cliché to say, but New Year’s Day is the ultimate reset. There’s a certain freshness about going out into the world on the first day of the new year.

Whether nursing a hangover, milking the last moments of holiday time, or getting a head start on resolutions for 2019, here’s what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Toronto.


TTC will operate on Sunday service with subway and most routes starting at 9 am. Any routes that do not normally operate on Sundays, will not operate on NYD.


Art Gallery of Ontario317 Dundas Street West – 10:30 am to 4 pm

Movie theatres across the city will be open. Check your local listings for show times.

The Ontario Science Centre770 Don Mills Road – 10 am to 5 pm

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: 288 Bremner Blvd – open 9 am to 11 pm

The Royal Ontario Museum: 100 Queen’s Park – 10 am to 7 pm

The Toronto Zoo: 2000 Meadowvale Road – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Grocery Stores

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

Kitchen Table: 10 Queens Quay West – 8 am until midnight; 595 Bay Street – 10 am to 10 pm; 705 King St. West – 8 am until midnight; 155 Dupont Street – open 24 hours

Loblaws: 60 Carlton Street – 8 am to 8 pm

Rabba Fine Food: various locations – open 24 hours

Whole Foods: 87 Avenue Road – 10 am to 6 pm


Eaton Centre (Vincenzo Pistritto/Clear Channel)

The following malls and shopping centres are open on New Year’s Day.

The Pacific Mall: 4300 Steeles Avenue East, Markham – 11 am to 9 pm

The Eaton Centre: 220 Yonge Street – 12 pm to 7 pm

Square One: 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga – 11 am to 6 pm

Vaughan Mills: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Concord – 10 am to 7 pm

Toronto Premium Outlets: 13,850 Steeles Avenue West, Halton Hills – 11 am to 6 pm

LCBO & Beer Stores

All LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed on New Year’s Day. Hopefully, you stocked up at The Beer Store on Boxing Day!

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