Civic Holiday in Toronto: What’s open and closed on Monday?

Some businesses and government services will be closed or will operate at modified hours this holiday Monday.

Despite the summer holidays, many tourist destinations and attractions will remain open on Monday, but some may have reduced hours.

Here is a list of what is open and closed this Monday, August 1:


  • Select tourist attractions including CN Tower, Center Island, Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Toronto beaches and most swimming pools or wading pools
  • Most grocery stores may be open with reduced hours. It is best to call ahead for times.
  • Most malls including Fairview Mall (11am-7pm), Markville Mall (11am-6pm), Dufferin Mall (10am-6pm), Scarborough Town Center (10am-6pm), Shops at Don Mills (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Toronto Eaton Center (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Yorkdale (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) will be open.
  • TTC routes will operate on a holiday schedule, while GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule.


  • Banks
  • Government offices
  • Toronto Public Libraries
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Mail delivery service
  • The universities

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