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What’s open and closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

News staff | posted Friday, Dec 23rd, 2016

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Christmas Day and the start of Hanukkah are just around the corner, so expect malls to be packed as shoppers make the final dash to buy their presents.

All will be quiet on Christmas Day with most malls, grocery stores and tourist attractions closed. The frenzy will resume on Boxing Day as malls brace for a crowd of shoppers in search of deals.

Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, several businesses including government offices and Canada Post offices will be observing Dec. 26 as a holiday for Dec. 25 and Dec. 27 as a holiday for Dec. 26.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, everyone!


Transit

TTC
Dec. 24: Saturday service (subway and most routes start at 6 a.m.)
Dec. 25: Sunday service (subway and most routes start at 8 a.m.)
Dec. 26: Holiday service (subway and most routes start at 6 a.m.)
Dec. 27: Holiday service (subway and most routes start at 6 a.m.)

GO Transit
Dec. 23: Early homebound service (Check the GO website for schedule details)
Dec. 24: Saturday service
Dec. 25: Sunday service
Dec. 26: Saturday service
Dec. 27: Saturday service

Shopping

Bramalea City Centre
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Dufferin Mall
Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Eaton Centre
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Erin Mills Town Centre
Dec. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fairview Mall
Dec. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Pacific Mall
Open all year round

Scarborough Town Centre
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sherway Gardens
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Shops at Don Mills
Dec. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Square One
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Promenade
Dec. 24: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Toronto Premium Outlets
Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Vaughan Mills
Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Yorkdale Mall
Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Grocery/drug stores

Loblaws
Dec. 24: Most stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Most stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.

Longo’s
Dec. 24: Most stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.
Dec. 24: Closed
Dec. 26: Most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.

Shoppers Drug Mart
Select stores will be open on Christmas Day. Click here to check the hours at your local store.

Sobeys
Dec. 24: Most stores will be open from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.

LCBO/Beer Stores

LCBO
Dec. 24: All stores will open at regular hours and close at 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local LCBO.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Closed

The Beer Store
Dec. 24: All stores will open at regular hours and close at 6 p.m. Click here to check the hours at your local store.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Closed

Tourist attractions

AGO
Dec. 24: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Casa Loma
Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CN Tower
Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Ontario Science Centre
Dec. 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Dec. 24-26: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Royal Ontario Museum
Dec. 24: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Toronto Zoo
Dec. 24: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Government offices and banks

Dec. 24: Most bank branches will be open but government offices are closed
Dec. 25: Closed (no mail delivery)
Dec. 26: Closed (no mail delivery)
Dec. 27: Closed (no mail delivery)

Note: Most City of Toronto operations and all municipal offices will be closed on both Dec. 26 and Dec. 27, with the exception of 311 and emergency services.

Toronto Public Library

Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Closed

Toronto garbage collection

Since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday and curbside garbage isn’t collected on any Monday, which is when Boxing Day falls, there are no changes to the curbside pickup schedule.

City of Toronto recreation centres

Dec. 24: Community recreation centres will close at 4 p.m., except those with scheduled permits.
Dec. 25: Closed
Dec. 26: Closed

Note: Indoor arenas and historic sites will also be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre will be closed on Christmas Day.

Click here for list of activities to do in the city over the holidays.

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