What’s open and closed this long weekend

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Many parents who haven’t planned any getaway out of the city get understandably panicky when confronted with a long weekend which means not everything is open. The Civic Holiday long weekend has arrived, which means some will be unavailable or offered at a reduced level on Monday, Aug. 7.

In Brampton city hall will be closed, as are banks and public libraries. There will be no Canada Post delivery.

Brampton and Mississauga residents will not be able to apply for marriage licences, pay parking fines or apply for building permits in person. For online options visit www.brampton.ca, or call 311 for more information on all City of Brampton service changes and closures.

Brampton Transit will run on Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday. For route and schedule information, call 905-874-2999 or visit www.bramptontransit.com and use Next Ride for real-time next bus information.

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Bramalea City Centre and Shoppers World malls are open Monday, as are LCBO and select Beer Store locations.

In Toronto many attractions will thankfully be open for business.

Here is the list:

  • The ROM
  • AGO
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • The Eaton Centre
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • Fairview Mall
  • Sherway Gardens
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Yorkville Village
  • Vaughan Mills
  • Toronto Premium Outlets


GO Transit will be running on their Saturday schedule and the TTC is running on the holiday service schedule on Monday. Before heading out, check the times of your route.
Libraries will be closed on Saturday. Schools, post offices, and City of Toronto offices will all be closed on Monday. Some grocery stores will also be closed.

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