On November 11, Canadians across the nation will observe Remembrance Day.
In Toronto, City operations along with all municipal offices will be closed, while certain attractions will be open. Remembrance Day ceremonies will be taking place across Toronto during the morning hours.
To help you plan your day, here is a list of what is open and what is closed in Toronto according to the City.
Open on Remembrance Day:
• City of Toronto recreational programs and permits continue during regular operating hours on Friday.
• The City’s five golf courses will offer twilight rates.
• The Allan Gardens and Centennial Park conservatories are open from 10 am to 5 pm
• All branches of the Toronto Public Library are open on Friday.
• The Toronto Zoo, opening at 9:30 am as usual, is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the Waterside Theatre starting at 10:55 am
• The High Park Zoo and Riverdale Farm are open.
• Transportation Services staff who support construction in Toronto will be working on Friday, and the Traffic Management Centre’s dispatch as well as camera and overhead signage operations will be active.
• Long-Term Care Homes and Services operations, which include community and day programs, are operating as usual.
• Homelessness services such as emergency shelters and the Streets to Homes assessment and referral centre at 129 Peter St. operate as usual on Friday.
• Seven of the City’s 10 historic sites are open on Friday. Fort York National Historic Site will have a Remembrance Day ceremony and Colborne Lodge, Gibson House, Mackenzie House, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum and Todmorden Mills Heritage Site offer their regular tours and programs.
• LCBO stores will open at noon until their normal closing hours.
• Most retailers and businesses will be open – although some might have modified hours.
Closed on Remembrance Day:
• Banks across the city are closed.
• There will be no Canada Post service, as they will be closed.
• Toronto Employment and Social Services offices are closed for the day, reopening on Monday.
• Children’s Services offices and centres are closed on Friday.
• City road crews that look after street signs, pavement markings and potholes are not scheduled to work but crews can be made available if an emergency arises.
• Toronto Water’s customer service counter at North York Civic Centre is closed on Friday.
• The parking ticket payment counters (first-appearance facilities) at Metro Hall, North York Civic Centre and York Civic Centre and in the office at 1530 Markham Rd. are closed on Friday. Customers can make payments for parking tags by credit card or by calling the automated phone service at 416-397-TAGS (8247).
• City Archives at 255 Spadina Rd., closed on Friday, reopens to visitors on Saturday.
• The Market Gallery and the Montgomery’s Inn and Zion Schoolhouse historic sites are closed.
• Toronto Public Health offices and operations such as public health clinics are closed on Friday.
• Urban Forestry’s regular operations are closed for the day.
• The property tax and utility payment counters at City Hall and the civic centres are closed on November 11. Property owners can view their account details any time using the property tax and utility account online.