What's open and closed for Victoria Day 2013 in Ottawa
News Posted by OttawaStart on May 16, 2013
- Monday, May 20 is a stat holiday in Ontario and Quebec.
- Most grocery stores & retail outlets in Ontario are closed on Monday. Loblaws on Rideau Street is open 9am-6pm. The Metro on Rideau Street will be open as well.
- If you do need last-minute groceries, many Shoppers Drug Mart stores open on the holidays.
- Stores in the Byward Market are open for business on Monday.
- The Rideau Centre is open on Monday (10am-6pm), but other Ontario malls are closed.
- Over in Gatineau, Monday's known as "Fête des Patriotes". To celebrate, most businesses are closed but malls and grocery stores stay open.
- Beer Stores are closed on Monday. All the big LCBO stores are closed on Monday. Some LCBO agency stores may be open on Monday, and some LCBO's will have extended hours on the weekend. They don't call it May 2-4 for nothing.
- For emergency Monday beer runs, go to Gatineau.
- Many garden stores -- independent stores and big box garden centres -- will open on Monday. Call ahead to confirm.
- Banks are closed on Monday.
- Most National Museums are open.
- Movie theatres are open.
- Public & Catholic schools are closed on Monday.
Entertainment and Events
- The Tulip Festival continues all weekend.
- There are fireworks at Dow's Lake at 9pm on Sunday night (but not Monday night).
- Check out the OttawaStart Events Guide for more event suggestions...
- No recycling or garbage or green bin collection on Monday. All pick-ups are delayed by a day for the rest of the week.
- OC Transpo operates on a Sunday schedule on Victoria Day
- City Hall and Ottawa Client Service Centres are closed on Monday.
- Many pools, fitness centres and some arenas are open for business but regular programs have modified schedules.
- City-run libraries, archives, and cultural centres are closed on Monday.
- Here's a press release from the City of Ottawa about other schedule and serivice changes...
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