On November 11, Canadians across the country will observe Remembrance Day to honour those who fought for Canada.
This year there will be both in-person and virtual events to commemorate the day. The City of Toronto is hosting several in-person events and will have a virtual event on their YouTube channel.
In Ontario, Remembrance Day isn’t a statutory holiday, but some businesses and government offices will be closed.
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In Toronto, City operations and municipal offices will be closed, but some attractions will remain open.
To help plan your day, we’ve compiled a list of what’s opened and what’s closed on Remembrance Day.
What’s closed on Remembrance Day:
- Banks will be closed
- Government offices will be closed
- There will be no mail delivery by Canada Post
What’s open on Remembrance Day:
- Schools and universities that have in-person classes
- Toronto Public Library branches. More info here.
- Most grocery stores
- City services that regularly operate 24 hours a day/seven days a week (emergency services and 311)
- LCBO stores will open at 12 pm.
- Most major shopping centres
- The TTC and GO Transit will be operating on a regular weekday schedule. However, the TTC will have a two-minute moment of silence on all vehicles at 11 am.
- Tourist attractions will remain open.
The following roads will be closed between 10 am and 12 pm for Remembrance Day events at Old City Hall:
- Bay Street, from Albert Street to Richmond Street
- Queen Street, from Yonge Street to east of York Street
- James Street, from Queen Street to Albert Street
- Local access only to Albert Street from Bay Street south
Old City Hall service
This year’s Old City Hall Remembrance Day event will be in-person. The event begins at 10:45 am and will be live streamed. More information here.