Monday, February 15, marks Family Day in Toronto. And while the holiday will look a little different this year, since most Ontarians have the day off, we’ve compiled a list of places that are open and closed in the city.
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, including banks and government offices, there are a few exceptions.
Keep in mind that as of January 14, a stay-at-home order has been in effect, which means you must stay home and only go out for necessities like groceries, going to work, and getting exercise. If you go out, make sure to maintain the six-foot physical distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
- The TTC will operate on holiday service with subway — and most other — routes starting at 6 am. Any routes that do not normally operate on Sundays will not operate on Family Day.
- GO Transit will also be running on a Sunday schedule.
- Toronto Island ferry is running on its Sunday schedule but, keep in mind, service is operating at half capacity due to COVID-19.
While many grocery stores will be closed on Family Day, these grocery stores will be open:
- Loblaws (60 Carlton Street): 7 am to 8 pm
- Food Depot (155 Dupont Street): 7 am to 12 am
- Galleria Supermarket (7040 Yonge Street): 24 hours; (865 York Mills Road) 7 am to 10 pm; (558 Yonge Street) 8 am to 1o pm; (351 Bloor Street) 8 am to 10 pm
- Pusateri’s (57 Yorkville Avenue): 8 am to 6 pm; (1539 Avenue Road) 7 am to 6 pm
- Rabba (various locations in the city): open 24 hours
- The Kitchen Table (various locations): Call your nearest location for hours
- Due to the current lockdown, all restaurants are closed for dining, but some may be open for take-out and delivery on February 15. It’s best to check ahead before ordering.
- Shoppers Drug Mart: Various locations throughout the city have different hours on Family Day. To see your closest location, click here.
- Rexall: Various locations will have different hours on Family Day. To see your closest location, click here.
While most stores are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some stores in the malls which provide essential services and items will be open.
- All LCBO and Beer Store locations will be closed on February 15.
Indoor attractions in Toronto are currently closed due to the lockdown. However, some outdoor activities like skating, remain open. You can reserve a time online here.