What's open and closed in Toronto this holiday long weekend

Jul 31 2019, 5:37 pm

On Monday, August 5, Torontonians will be celebrating the Civic Holiday, which is also known as Simcoe Day in Toronto.

Per usual, government offices including Canada Post offices and city hall will be closed, along with banks and libraries.

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See what else is open and closed this long weekend in Toronto.


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On Monday, the TTC will operate on its holiday service schedule. This means all TTC routes will operate on their Sunday service schedules but will start earlier, at approximately 6 am. Any routes that do not normally operate on Sundays, will not operate on the holiday.


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LCBO and Beer Stores

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Many LCBO stores across Ontario will be open on Simcoe Day, observing normal hours where permitted by local municipalities. More than 200 Beer Stores will be open on the holiday as well, opening at 10 am, 11 am or noon.


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Grocery stores

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Most grocery stores will be open citywide, though many will operate on holiday hours. Make sure to call your local grocer ahead of time and double-check their schedule, and if you can, shop early.