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Family Day: what's open and closed

Family Day is a provincial holiday enacted by the province in 2007.

TORONTO, Ont. – Family Day is here, which means many Ontarians will be spending the day enjoying some time off with family and friends.

As usual there are numerous closures, but there are still plenty of things open like malls, tourist locations and some ice rinks and arenas.

Below is a list of what’s open and closed around the city. Keep in mind Family Day is a provincial and not federal holiday.

What’s open:

  • Some supermarkets (call ahead to be sure)
  • Most tourist attractions and museums, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, CN Tower and Casa Loma
  • Some ice rinks and arenas
  • TTC operates on holiday schedule; GO Transit operates on Saturday schedule
  • Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills and Pacific Mall, as well as Bloor-Yorkville and Yonge Street shopping districts
  • Since it is provincial holiday, federal government offices will be open and mail will be delivered

What’s closed:

  • LCBO and beer stores
  • Municipal buildings, including Toronto City Hall
  • Banks
  • Schools
  • Public libraries (however, select branches of the Vaughan Public Library will be open)
  • Post offices located in closed retail outlets