It’s the long weekend and we’re excited to celebrate Victoria Day on May 21st. Since it is a holiday you might be wondering what’s open and what’s closed on Monday. We’ve put together a list to help you plan your long weekend perfectly.
Also, if you’re looking to see what fun and jaw-dropping fireworks you can see on this Victoria Day long weekend we’ve got you covered. You can find that guide here: Victoria Day Fireworks 2018.
TOURIST AND FAMILY FUN
Expect all of the major tourist attractions in Toronto to be open. Here are a few notable ones and their operating hours for Victoria Day.
Aga Khan Museum: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
AGO: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CN Tower: 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Canada’s Wonderland: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ontario Science Centre: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ripley’s Aquarium: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
ROM: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Toronto Zoo: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Movie Theatres: There are some great movies out right now or opening this long weekend. Movie theatres will be open but we suggest checking online or calling ahead to your local theatre for their hours of operation.
If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend you might have to do it all online. The majority of malls will be closed both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But here are some malls that will be open all weekend long.
Eaton Centre: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
CF Markville: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hillcrest Mall: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Pacific Mall: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Promenade: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Toronto Premium Outlets: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Vaughn Mills: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Yorkville Village: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
If you’re looking to cook some big family meals or fire up the grill over the weekend make sure you stock up on your groceries beforehand. Most grocers will be closed but some may still be open. Call your local grocer ahead of time and double check their schedule.
If you’re eating out this long weekend you should be in luck as restaurants are expected to have their doors open. But we still suggest calling ahead and making sure where you plan to eat is open.
SERVICES + ALCOHOL
On Victoria Day all banks, government offices and Canada Post will be closed. Also we recommend grabbing your booze before Monday. All LCBO and Beer Store locations will be closed this Victoria Day.
Don’t worry, the TTC and GO Transit will still be running, but will be doing so on holiday scheduling. This is the same for all other GTA transit systems in case you were thinking about heading out of the city.