What's open and closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for Labour Day in Ottawa
News Posted by OttawaStart on September 03, 2012
Monday, September 3 is Labour Day in Ottawa which means a long weekend for most people. Here's a list of what's open and closed. To add to this list (or make a correction) please email email@example.com
Shopping & attractions:
- While most grocery stores & retail outlets in Ontario are closed, if you do need last-minute groceries, many Shoppers Drug Mart stores open on the holiday. Loblaws on Rideau is open from 10am-6pm, and the Metro on Rideau is open 24 hours.
- Rideau Centre is open from 10am-6pm, along with many of the shops in the Byward Market. Other malls in the region are closed, including in Gatineau.
- Some pools, arenas and fitness centres will be open on the Civic Holiday for public swimming skating and fitness classes with modified schedules. Check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for details.
- Most City of Ottawa programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, theatres and museums will not be offered, however, clients should check ottawa.caor their facility to confirm.
- Libraries are closed.
- Most museums are open. (Last chance to check out Van Gogh: Up Close at the National Gallery, and Whales Tohora at the Museum of Nature.)
- Most SAQ's (liquor stores) are open in Quebec, unless they're inside a shopping mall.
- LCBO's and Beer Stores are closed on Monday.
- If you need beer, try the Mill Street Brew Pub near Lebreton Flats, or Big Rig near the IKEA. They sell bottles and growlers.
- Ottawa's daily newspapers (Ottawa Citizen & Ottawa Sun) will publish.
- Movie theatres are open
- Banks are closed.
- See also: OttawaStart's Weekly Event Round-Up - lots of event ideas for the long weekend.
City / government services:
- Government offices are closed.
- OC Transpo operates on a Sunday schedule. Note that there's a new OC Transpo fall schedule in effect as of September 2.
- City Hall and Client Service Centres are closed
- Ontario Provincial Offences Court is closed
- There will be no curb side green bin, recycling or garbage collection. Monday’s pickup will take place on Tuesday, Setpember 4. In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin, leaf and yard waste and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
- Here's a press release from the City of Ottawa about other schedule and service changes...