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What’s Open and Closed in Toronto on Victoria Day

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Toronto has had a nice spell of warm sunny weather recently, and it couldn’t be more perfect timing for a Victoria Day long weekend.

Although the Toronto weather forecast looks a bit touch and go for Saturday and Sunday, Victoria Day itself, happening on Monday, May 23, is expected to be warm and sunny. But how you’ll be spending the day will likely depend on what’s open and closed in the city.

Although Victoria Day is a statutory holiday in Ontario, a number of establishments will still open their doors so you can get your shopping done or seek out a few hours of entertainment. And unlike last year’s Victoria Day festivities, the city is much more open now, having since dropped the mask and vaccine mandates for most public spaces, and lifting gathering limits, so things will likely look a little different this year.

Here’s what you can expect to find open and closed in Toronto this Victoria Day.

Closed

General:

  • The LCBO
  • Banks
  • Provincial and municipal government offices
  • Post offices and mail delivery
  • Select malls and shopping centres
  • ActiveTO closures will take place along sections of Lake Shore Boulevard West, Bayview Avenue and The Meadoway. Although closed to cars, they will be open to cyclists, runners, and walkers.

Open

  • The TTC will operate on a holiday service schedule, which 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 run on Sundays will not operate on the holiday.
  • GO Transit will be running, but will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Some restaurants will still be open for takeout and delivery. We advise calling ahead to see what’s open near you.
  • Select Beer Store locations will be open in the Toronto area from 11 am to 6 pm, but home delivery will not be available.
  • The ActiveTO mobile vaccination clinic, located at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Strachan Avenue from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. It will operate on a walk-in basis with no health card required.

Those seeking out some entertainment will have plenty of options:

  • Cineplex: Operating regular hours
  • The AGO: 10:30 am to 4 pm
  • The Toronto Zoo: 9 am to 8 pm
  • Canada’s Wonderland: 10 am to 10 pm
  • Casa Loma: 9:30 am to 5 pm
  • CN Tower: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Ontario Science Centre: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Ripley’s Aquarium: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 10 am to 5:30 pm

A number of grocery stores will remain open on the holiday:

  • FarmBoy: 777 Bay Street and 207 Queens Quay West will be open from 9 am to 7 pm
  • Fresh and Wild (69 Spadina Avenue): 9:30 am to 8 pm
  • Galleria Supermarket (7040 Yonge Street): 7 am to 12 am
  • Galleria Supermarket (865 York Mills Road): 7 am to 10 pm
  • Galleria Supermarket (558 Yonge Street): 8 am to 10 pm
  • Galleria Supermarket (351 Bloor Street West): 8 am to 10 pm
  • Loblaws (60 Carlton Street): 7 am to 8 pm
  • Longo’s: Select locations in the Toronto area will be open from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Pusateri’s (57 Yorkville Avenue): 8 am to 7 pm,
  • Pusateri’s (2901 Bayview Avenue) 9 am to 6 pm, and the
  • Pusateri’s (1539 Avenue Road): 7 am to 6 pm
  • Pusateri’s (25 The West Mall): 9 am to 7 pm
  • Pusateri’s (176 Yonge Street): 11 am to 6 pm
  • The Food Depot (Dupont Street): Open 24 hours
  • The Kitchen Table (10 Queens Quay West): 6 am to 12 am
  • The Kitchen Table (389 Spadina Road): 7 am to 12 am
  • The Kitchen Table (705 King Street West): 6 am to 2 am
  • Various Rabba locations: Open 24 hours
  • Whole Foods (87 Avenue Road): 10 am to 6 pm

There will also be a some shopping centres open for shopping:

  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre (220 Yonge Street): 11 am to 7 pm
  • Pacific Mall (4300 Steeles Avenue East): 11 am to 8 pm
  • Promenade (1 Promenade Circle): 11 am to 6 pm
  • Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Avenue West): 11 am to 7 pm

Select pharmacies will also be open on Victoria Day, including:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart: Most locations will be open in the GTA. To see if your store location near you is open, check here
  • Rexall: 159 Yonge Street open from 9 am to 6 pm; 250 University Avenue open from 9 am to 7 pm, and 777 Bay Street open from 8 am to 7 pm.

Have a safe and happy long weekend, Toronto!

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