What’s open and closed in Toronto on Family Day 2017

Before you head out, here’s a roundup of what’s open, what’s closed and special events on Monday.


  • All provincial government offices, including Service Ontario are closed.
  • Municipal employment and social services locations are also not operating, along with waste drop-off depots and all Toronto Public Library branches.
  • Garbage collection will be mostly normal, with a few exceptions.
  • Canada Post offices (not including those inside private businesses) will be open, and mail will be collected and delivered as normal.
  • Banks are closed.


  • The TTC will be operating on a holiday schedule — essentially the Sunday schedule, but starting at approximately 6 a.m. Any routes that don’t normally run on Sundays won’t be operating. Full details are available at ttc.ca.
  • GO Transit will be running on a Saturday schedule.


  • Most stores run by major grocery chains are closed, except:
  • Loblaws at 60 Carlton St. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Sobey’s at 777 Bay St. (8 a.m. to 11 p.m.), 207 Queens Quay (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and 22 Fort York Blvd. (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Metro at 444 Yonge St. (open 24 hours)
  • Whole Foods at 87 Avenue Rd. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

All Rabba locations are open.


  • All LCBO and Beer Store locations are closed.
  • Three Wine Rack stores are open:
  • 1235 Bay St. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • 10 Dundas St. E (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • 472 Yonge St. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m.)


  • The Yorkdale, Fairview, Sherway Gardens, Bayview Village, Dufferin and Scarborough Town Centre malls are closed.

Open with special hours:

  • The Toronto Eaton Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Vaughan Mills (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Square One (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


  • Municipally-run skating rinks, community centres and swimming pools  are open.
  • Riverdale Farm, High Park Zoo, Allan Gardens and Centennial Park
  • TIFF:  The Next Wave Film Festival for the next generation of movie lovers runs Feb. 17 to 19. Anyone under the age of 25 can watch films for free, and the festival includes special guests and activities.
  • AGO is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be running Family Day programs for families. That includes kite-making, yoga, a screening of a film written by two local kids and performances.
  • ROM is running Family Day programs as well, with special musical performances, workshops and film screenings.
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • CN Tower