August Long Weekend In Toronto: What’s Open, What’s Closed, And Things You Can Do

(Photo courtesy of Michael Caven via Flickr)

What’s open and closed August Long Weekend in Toronto?

Well, first, August long … or Civic Day Long Weekend go by different names in other provinces and even in different cities in Ontario. In Toronto, the day is known as Simcoe Day. Since Monday is a civic holiday, most stores and malls will be open.

If you plan on exploring the city this long weekend, the TTC is extending its weekend day-pass, allowing individuals or groups to have unlimited travel for $12.50. The pass can be purchased between this Saturday and Simcoe Day on Monday. Children under 12 ride for free.

READ: Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend

Places That Are Closed

  • AGO
  • Banks
  • Government offices
  • Post offices and mail delivery
  • All Toronto Public Library branches

Places That Are Open


As the August long weekend is not a national holiday, many grocery stores will resume their regular hours of operation. Make sure to call your local grocer ahead of time to double check their schedule.

  • Select Beer Store locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for a list.
  • Several LCBO stores will be open. Click here to search your store.
  • Select grocery stores, call ahead for your local store hour.

READ: TTC Subway Closures: 4 Stations Shut Down On Line 1 — Again

  • Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Dufferin Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Eaton Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Fairview Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Pacific Mall (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Toronto Premium Outlets (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Square One (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Promenade (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Upper Canada Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Vaughan Mills Mall (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Hillcrest Mall (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Scarborough Town Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Sherway Gardens (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

READ: 10 Free Things To Do In Toronto This August Long Weekend

Fun And Entertainment
  • Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Canada’s Wonderland (1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 10 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. *Free Admission
  • 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.
Transit And Traffic

The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule.

Have A Safe And Happy Canada Day Long Weekend!

More from Madeline Morra

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend (June 15 To 17)

Toronto road closures are fast and furious this summer, so we want...
Read More