Victoria Day In Toronto: What’s Open, What’s Closed, And Things You Can Do

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So we’ve given you a list of things to do this Victoria Day long weekend in Toronto. But we also want to make sure you don’t waste your time going anywhere that is closed. And of course, we want to make sure you know what is open, as well.

From food and alcohol to shopping and entertainment, to TTC info, traffic and road closures, here’s everything that’s open and closed on Victoria Day:

General

CLOSED

LCBOs
Beer Stores
Government agencies
Libraries
Banks
Post offices

*For restaurants, you’ll want to call ahead to confirm operations since many already consider Mondays a day off.

**Most major grocery chains will be closed on Victoria Day, with a few confirmed exceptions if you need something last minute.

Where You Can Find Groceries

OPEN

Fresh & Wild (2294 Bloor St. West) – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fresh & Wild (69 Spadina Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Galleria Supermarket (7040 Yonge St.) – 24 hours
Galleria Supermarket (865 York Mills Rd.) – 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Galleria Supermarket (558 Yonge St.) – 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Galleria Supermarket (351 Bloor St. West) – 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Loblaws (60 Carlton St.) – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pusateri’s (57 Yorkville Ave.) – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pusateri’s (2901 Bayview Ave.) – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pusateri’s (1539 Avenue Rd.) – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rabba (various locations) – 24 hours
Saks Food Hall (176 Yonge St.) – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Food Depot (115 Dupont St.) – 24 hours
The Kitchen Table (10 Queens Quay West) – 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The Kitchen Table (389 Spadina Rd.) – 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The Kitchen Table (595 Bay St.) – 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Kitchen Table (705 King St. West) – 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Whole Foods (87 Avenue Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Popbox MicroMrkt (725 Dovercourt Rd.) – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Metro (444 Yonge St.) – 24 hours
Sukoshi Mart (160 Baldwin St.) – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
T&T (1 Promenade Cir) – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
T&T (7070 Warden Ave) – 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
T&T (715 Central Parkway W.) – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
T&T (222 Cherry St.) – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
T&T (9625 Yonge St.) – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
T&T (9255 Woodbine Ave.) – 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
T&T (8339 Kennedy Rd.) – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Kostas Meat Market (259 Ellesmere Rd.) – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Perola Supermarket (247 Augusta Ave) – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where You Can Shop

THESE PLACES WILL BE OPEN:

CF Markville (5000 Hwy 7) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CF Toronto Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St.) – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hillcrest Mall (9350 Yonge St.) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pacific Mall (4300 Steeles Ave. E.) – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Promenade (1 Promenade Cir.) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Square One Shopping Centre (100 City Centre Dr.) – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Ave. W.) – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Vaughan Mills (1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TAKE NOTE, THESE PLACES WILL BE CLOSED:

Bayview Village Shops
CF Fairview Mall
CF Sherway Gardens
Dufferin Mall
Scarborough Town Centre
Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Where You Can Go For Fun And Entertainment

THESE PLACES WILL BE OPEN:

Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W.) – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canada’s Wonderland (1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CN Tower (301 Front St. W.) – 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Gardiner Museum (111 Queens Park) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Movie theatres
Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (288 Bremner Blvd.) – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park) – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Toronto Zoo (2000 Meadowvale Rd.) – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

And heads-up, water lovers, Canada’s Wonderland Splash Works will be CLOSED.

Transit And Traffic

The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule.

GO Transit Service

Train service on the Lakeshore East line will run hourly, instead of every 30 minutes, from Friday evening until Monday. This due to construction work at Guildwood GO Station.

Road Closures

If you are driving in or out of the downtown core over the long weekend, you’ll want to note these road closures near the Gardiner Expressway:

York Street, from Queens Quay to Harbour Street, will be closed from Friday at 10 a.m. to Monday at 11 p.m.

  • Eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard/Harbour Street, from Lower Simcoe Street to Bay Street, as well as the York and Harbour intersection, will be closed from 1 p.m. on Friday to 11 p.m. on Monday.
  • Southbound York Street between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Harbour Street will be closed from 1 p.m. on Friday to 11 p.m. on Monday.

Queen Street between Yonge and Bay streets will also be closed this weekend. Crews will remove the pedestrian bridge at the Hudson’s Bay Company building. The stretch of roadway will be closed from Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

Road closures will also be in effect on Monday for the Walk with Israel. Partial closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the area bounded by Strachan Avenue, Lake Shore Boulevard, York Street and Wellington Street.

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