What's open and closed in Toronto on New Year's Day 2021

Dec 29 2020, 10:23 am

Toronto is currently in a lockdown until at least January 23, and the provincial and municipal governments are asking residents to only leave their household for essential trips.

But it can be difficult to know if grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit services will remain open or closed on New Year’s Day.

When making your essential trip, it’s important to wear a mask, keep two metres apart from those not in your household, and to frequently wash or sanitize your hands.

Closed:

  • Banks
  • Government office
  • Libraries
  • Post office/mail delivery

TTC

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TTC will operate on Sunday with subway service and most routes starting at 8 am. Any routes that do not normally operate on Sundays will not operate on New Years Day.

Grocery Stores

Many of the big chain grocery stores will be closed.

Here are the local spots to get groceries:

LCBO/Beer Stores

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All LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Pharmacies

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  • Shoppers Drug Mart: Various locations have different hours on New Years Day. To see the closest location to you, go here.
  • Rexall: Various locations have different hours on New Years Day. To see the closest location to you, go here.

Malls and Attractions

During the lockdown, all malls and attractions are closed. However, there may be some essential stores in malls that are still open.

Some non-essential businesses are offering curbside pickup or delivery.

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