As the end of summer approaches, Torontonians are gearing up for the upcoming Labour Day weekend, which will be observed on Monday, September 4. Whether you’re planning to enjoy the last days of warm weather by the pool or explore the city’s tourist attractions, here’s a rundown of what’s open and closed in Toronto this holiday weekend.
Pools and Splash Pads: You’re in luck if you want to beat the heat. All City of Toronto pools will be open on Labour Day. Beyond the holiday, ten Toronto pools will remain open until September 24, offering a refreshing escape. These pools will be operational from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 7 p.m. on weekends, allowing everyone to enjoy a dip in the water.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), a beloved annual event, will run on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This iconic exhibition promises a day of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages.
For those looking to explore Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene, several attractions will be open on Labour Day:
– Aga Khan Museum: Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Art Gallery of Ontario: Operational from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Canada’s Wonderland: Welcoming visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Casa Loma: Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– CN Tower: Operating hours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
– Ontario Science Centre: Open for exploration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Ripley’s Aquarium: Ready to delight visitors from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
– Royal Ontario Museum: Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Toronto Zoo: Inviting guests from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Grocery and Liquor Stores
While many grocery stores will be closed on Monday, some specialty markets will remain open. Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall locations will also be available for those needing essentials. Select Beer Store and Wine Rack locations will be open, but LCBO outlets will be closed.
Transit: The TTC will operate on a holiday service schedule on Monday for those relying on public transportation. Meanwhile, GO Transit (Metrolinx) will run on a Sunday schedule.
Shopping Malls: Shopping enthusiasts will find a mix of open and closed malls during the Labour Day weekend:
– Dufferin Mall
– Fairview Mall
– Scarborough Town Centre
– Sherway Gardens
– Shops at Don Mills
– Yorkdale Mall
Malls with Reduced Hours:
– Eaton Centre: Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Hillcrest Mall: Operational from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Markville: Available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Pacific Mall: Open for shoppers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Promenade Mall: Operational from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Square One Shopping Centre: Ready for visitors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Toronto Premium Outlets: Open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Vaughan Mills: Operating hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As Labour Day weekend approaches, Torontonians have a range of options for enjoying their time off, from making a splash at local pools to exploring the city’s diverse attractions. Be sure to plan your activities accordingly, considering the open and closed locations mentioned above.