It’s the Canada Day long weekend. Monday we will celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday. There will be fireworks and lots of closures. For a full list of closures and fireworks locations, scan down.
This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to cottage season. Expect the cottage bound routes to be busy throughout the weekend and for the return trip on Monday and Tuesday. The OPP are running a blitz focusing on distracted and impaired driving, speeding, and people not wearing seatbelts. The OPP said speed-related deaths hit a six-year high last year, and more than 40 per cent of traffic offences were related to speed.
Open & Closed for Canada Day:
The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule on Canada Day. Go Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Beer Store and LCBO:
Some malls are closed on Monday. Some are open but with reduced hours. Check the mall website that you wish to visit before going.
Most major tourist attractions are open on Canada Day including: the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, The Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, Harbourfront Centre, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Grocery Stores and Pharmacies:
Most grocery stores are closed Canada Day.
Banks are closed Canada Day.
Government Offices and Canada Post:
Government offices, municipal offices and libraries are closed Canada Day.
Canada Day Fireworks:
Nathan Phillips Square
Woodbine beach at Ashbridges Bay
Humber Bay Park West
Mel Lastman Square
Scarborough Civic Centre
Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park
Mississauga Celebration Square
Fireworks are happening in many cities on Canada Day. Check with your local municipality for information and arrive early for the best viewing spots.
Happy Canada Day!