Victoria Day is coming up on Monday, which means many businesses and services will be closed. Here’s a look at what’s going to be open and closed on Victoria Day.
For starters, if you’re looking to take transit to get around town, TTC Services will be operating on a holiday schedule. Meanwhile, Go Transit will be operating on a Saturday schedule.
All government offices will be closed for Victoria Day. Likewise, all libraries will also be closed, and mail delivery will cease for the day.
If you’re looking to do some grocery shopping, it’s worth noting that most major grocery store chains will also be closed on Monday. However, select stores will be staying open, such as Sobey’s Urban Fresh High Park (199 Roncesvalles Ave) and Foodland (2040 Queen Street East). Check with your local grocer to see if they will be open.
Select pharmacy, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Rexall locations will remain open. Likewise, select The Beer Store locations will be open from 11 am to 6 pm. However, all LCBO locations will be closed for Victoria Day.
If you’re looking to take part in some retail therapy, you’re not completely out of luck. While most malls will be closed on Monday, CF Markville, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Mall, Square One, and Vaughan Mills will be open for your shopping convenience.
However, just because it’s Victoria Day doesn’t mean there won’t be tons of things to do across the city. Casa Loma will be open for tours on Monday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. The CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium will both be operating on their regular Monday hours. The Toronto Zoo will be open from 9 am to 8 pm, and the Art Gallery of Ontario will be open from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Or, if you want to take in a fireworks show, Ashbridge’s Bay will be bringing back their fireworks show for the first time since 2019, with the colourful display kicking off at 10pm on Victoria Day.
From all of us at 106.5 Elmnt fm, have a safe and happy long weekend.