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

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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!

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