Published on May 16th, 2016 | by Kamla Wray

Victoria Day 2016: What’s Open and Closed in and Around the GTA.

Whether you’re planning a weekend out of town, at the cottage or visiting garden centres, knowing what’s open and closed ahead of time can make for better planning. From mall hours and grocery store closures to knowing which restaurants and move theatres are open, we’ve got you covered this long weekend.

Victoria Day is observed on Monday, May 23, 2016. It is a federal holiday, therefore all federal offices, organizations and services are CLOSED including:

•Post Offices (including mail delivery)
•Beer Stores



The Toronto Zoo (Members, show your CAA card at the gate to save 10% on regular priced admission.)
Ontario Science Centre (Members save 10% on admission/OMNIMAX® when you pre-purchase.)
Canada’s Wonderland (Members save over $20 on Front Gate admission. Learn more.)
The Royal Ontario Museum (Members save up to 14% and earn CAA Dollars when you pre-purchase. Learn more.)
•The Art Gallery of Ontario
•CN Tower
•Ripley’s Aquarium


•The Eaton Centre will be open from 10am to 6pm.
•Square One will be open from 11am to 6pm.
•Hillcrest Mall will be open from 11am to 6pm.
•Vaughan Mills will be open from 11am to 7pm.
•Pacific Mall will be open from 11am to 7pm.


•TTC will run on a holiday service schedule.
•GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule.


•Loblaws will be closed with the exception of the 60 Carlton St. location.
•24-hour and 24/7 Toronto Metro grocery stores will close at 11 p.m. on Sunday.
•Some Metro grocery stores will be open. Check individual locations to confirm hours.
•No Frills and Sobeys (except the 777 Bay St. location) will be closed.


•Movie theatres will be open. CAA Members, don’t forget your discount when you pre-purchase Cineplex movie tickets!
•Most restaurants including East Side Mario’s, Kelsey’s, Milestones and Montana’s will be open.

Gorgeous fireworks display

Looking for places to watch the fireworks?

We’ve got that covered. Check out events and attractions in and around The GTA where you can take in the fireworks over the long weekend. From major attractions like Canada’s Wonderland to community happenings in Stouffville and Nobleton, you’re sure to find somewhere to take in this year’s festivities.

If you’re feeling adventurous or in the mood to cruise behind the wheel, consider a day trip to one of Southern Ontario’s most scenic destinations.



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