What's open and closed on Sept. 30 in Ontario for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?
What's open and closed in Ontario for the September 30 holiday?
Published Monday, September 27, 2021 8:39PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 27, 2021 8:39PM EDT
Sept. 30 marks the first time Canada will recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday.
While the day will not be a statutory holiday in Ontario, there are still some business closures to be aware of.
Anyone who works for a federally regulated company, that operates under the Canada Labour Code, will receive a paid holiday for National Truth and Reconciliation Day.
All federal public service workers in Ontario will also get Sept. 30 off work.
What's open on September 30?
Malls in the Greater Toronto Area will be open on Thursday, though some will have reduced hours. Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Eaton Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Vaughan Mills and Fairview Mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The LCBO will be open on September 30 but will have modified hours. All LCBO retailers will open at 12 p.m. on Thursday and close at their regular time.
Libraries will be open.
Schools in Ontario, along with universities and colleges, will be open on Thursday.
Most grocery stores will also be open.
What will be closed on September 30?
There are only a few services that won't be open on September 30.
All banks will be closed on Thursday, as they are federally regulated companies.
Canada Post will be closed.
Private companies and organizations that are not federally regulated can decide for themselves if they want to give employees the day off, which means some other businesses may end up being closed on Thursday.