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2018 is around the corner: What’s open and closed

CityNews | posted Friday, Dec 29th, 2017

A clock counts down to New Year's Day. GETTY IMAGES/Jamie Grill

While most of us would love to snuggle up with hot cocoa next to a fireplace as the last few days of the year tick by, not everyone will be granted leisure time during the holiday break. There are groceries to buy, Boxing week sales, places to take your family during the break, and getting ready to bring in the new year in style. And some of us actually have to work (hopefully it won’t be too busy).

So if you are heading out and about as 2017 winds down, below is a list of what’s open and closed. Happy holidays and a merry new year!

Transit | Malls | Grocery/drug stores | LCBO/Beer stores | Tourist attractions | Government offices and banks | City of Toronto services

Transit

TTC
Dec. 31: Sunday service, with free rides from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 until 7 a.m. on Jan. 1
Jan. 1: Sunday service

Click here to refer to the service schedule.

GO Transit
Dec. 29: Early homebound service
Dec. 31: Sunday schedule, with late-night service and free rides after 7 p.m.
Jan. 1: Sunday schedule

Click here to refer to the service schedule.

Shopping

Bramalea City Centre
Dec. 31: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dufferin Mall
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Eaton Centre
Dec. 31: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Erin Mills Town Centre
Dec. 31: 9:30 a.m. to  5 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Fairview Mall
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Scarborough Town Centre
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Sherway Gardens
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Shops at Don Mills
Dec. 31: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Square One
Dec. 31: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toronto Premium Outlets
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vaughan Mills
Dec. 31: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Yorkdale Mall
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 1: Closed

Grocery/drug stores

Loblaws and related stores
Stores are closed on New Year’s Day. Click here to locate your store’s hours.

Longo’s
Stores are closed on New Year’s Day. Click here to locate your store’s hours.

Sobeys
Stores are closed on New Year’s Day. Click here to locate your store’s hours.

LCBO/Beer Stores

LCBO
Dec. 31: Most stores will have extended hours until 8 p.m., click here to locate your store’s hours
Jan. 1: Closed

The Beer Store
Dec. 31: Several stores will have extended hours, click here for details
Jan. 1: Closed

Tourist attractions

AGO: Open
Casa Loma: Open
CN Tower: Open
Ontario Science Centre: Open
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Open 365 days a year
Royal Ontario Museum: Open
Toronto Zoo: Open

Government offices and banks

Jan. 1: Closed (no mail delivery)

City of Toronto services

Garbage collection
Since garbage is not collected during the day on Monday, which happens to be New Year’s Day, daytime curbside collection will not be impacted.

Nighttime curbside collection will be cancelled on New Year’s Day, but will be picked up the following day. Click here for more information.

Toronto Public Library
Dec. 31: Closed
Jan. 1: Closed

Recreation centres and skating rinks
Recreation centres will be open until 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. They will be closed on New Year’s Day. Indoor arenas will also be closed on New Year’s Day.

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

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