Family Day 2019 In Toronto: What’s Open And Closed In The City

Family Day Toronto
Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels.
Family Day Toronto
Photo by Victoria Borodinova from Pexels.

Monday, February 18, marks Family Day in Toronto. Since most Ontarians have the day off, we’ve compiled a list of places that are open and closed for the holiday to keep you and your family entertained all day long.

Family Day is not a national holiday, but it is observed in other provinces including New Brunswick, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. While most businesses will be closed in and around the city on Monday, there are a few exceptions.

Check out our list of what’s open and closed on Family Day in Toronto below:

READ: 15 Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Family Day Weekend

Places That Are Closed

  • LCBO and Beer Store
  • Banks
  • Provincial and municipal government offices
  • Post offices and mail delivery
  • All Toronto Public Library branches

Places That Are Open


Most grocery chains will be closed on Family Day. However, there are a few exceptions including:

  • Fresh and Wild (Bloor and Spadina locations)
  • Galleria Supermarket (Yonge, York Mills and Bloor W. locations)
  • Loblaws (Carlton St.)
  • Pusateri’s (Yorkville and Avenue Rd. locations)
  • Saks Food Hall (Yonge St.)
  • The Food Depot (Dupont St.)
  • The Kitchen Table (Spadina, Bay and King W. locations)
  • Whole Foods (Avenue Rd.)
  • Popbox MicroMrkt (Dovercourt Rd.)
  • T&T (Promenade, Warden, Cherry, Yonge, Woodbine and Kennedy locations)
  • Various Rabba locations
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  • Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Eaton Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Hillcrest Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Pacific Mall (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Promenade (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Square One (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Toronto Premium Outlets (9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Upper Canada Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Vaughan Mills Mall (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Yorkville Village (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
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Fun And Entertainment
  • AGO (317 Dundas St. W.)– 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Dr.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory (19 Horticultural Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor St. W.) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Centennial Park Conservatory (151 Elmcrest Rd.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • CN Tower (301 Front St. W.) – 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Downsview Park Family Fun Fest (40 Carl Hall Rd.) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Gardiner Museum (111 Queens Park) – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • High Park Zoo (1873 Bloor St. W.) – 7 a.m. to dusk
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Movie theatres
  • Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.) 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Riverdale Farm (201 Winchester St.) – 9 a.m. to 5 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 4:30 p.m.
  • The Bentway (250 Fort York Blvd.) – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Transit And Traffic

The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule.

If you plan on exploring the city this long weekend, the TTC is offering a TTC Day/Family Pass. For $10 a day, groups of up to six people can travel unrestricted from the start of service until 5:30 a.m. the next morning. TTC Day passes limit rides to two adults and no more than four children.

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