What is open, what is closed and where to watch fireworks on Victoria Day
People watch the Toronto Victoria Day fireworks on the beach on Monday, May 20, 2013. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Published Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:47AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, May 20, 2019 8:40AM EDT
It is the first holiday Monday of the season and it should be a good one with sunny skies and mild temperatures in the forecast.
Environment Canada is forecasting a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 15 C today.
Here is a list of what is open, what’s closed and everything else you will need to know for Victoria Day.
- Most tourist attractions, including Ontario Place, Canada’s Wonderland, the CN Tower, the Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Toronto Zoo.
- Some malls, including the Eaton Centre, Square One Mall and Pacific Mall
- All civic centres (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- The TTC and GO Transit will be operating on their holiday schedules
- Government offices
- Toronto Public Library branches will be closed Sunday and Monday
- All LCBO and The Beer Store locations
- Some malls, including Yorkdale Shopping Centre and the Scarborough Town Centre
Events and road closures
A total of 26 different vendors will be participating in Ribfest at Yonge-Dundas Square. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The south curb lane on Dundas Street will be closed between Yonge Street and O'Keefe Lane to accommodate the event. The west curb lane on Victoria Street will also be closed between Dundas Square and about 250 feet south of the intersection.
The first ever Bathurst Street Festival is set for Monday in North York. The street will be closed between Wilson Avenue and York Downs Drive from 4 a.m. to midnight to accommodate the event.
Where to watch fireworks
- Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday at 10 p.m.
- Ashbridges Bay Park on Monday at 9:45 p.m.
Doing fireworks yourself? Check out the City of Toronto's fireworks safety page.