Most stores and public buildings will be closed on the first day of 2013. For people who are looking for something to do on Tuesday, some malls and a few tourist attractions will be open for part of the day.

Here’s what’s open and closed in the GTA on New Year’s Day:


  • Government offices, banks, post offices, community centres and libraries
  • LCBO, Wine Rack and The Beer Store locations
  • Most stores, including grocery stores and pharmacies, are closed
  • St. Lawrence Market


  • Outdoor skating rinks
  • Some tourist attractions, including the CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • There is garbage collection on New Year’s Day, but there is no garbage collection on New Year’s Eve. Click here for a schedule
  • Eaton Centre, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Pacific Mall, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Square One, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bramalea City Centre, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Public transit

GO Transit and the TTC are operating on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day. A TTC fare increase took effect with the start of Tuesday's service.

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