Here's a list of what is open and closed this New Year's Day, 2017.


  • Most major tourist attractions will be open New Year’s Day, including the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, The Toronto Zoo and the ROM
  • Most malls around the city will close early Dec. 31 and many will be closed New Year’s Day. However a number of malls round the GTA will be open on Jan. 1, including Toronto Eaton Centre, Vaughan Mills, Hillcrest Mall, Square One, and Promenade Shopping Centre  


  • Many grocery stores and other retailers will be closing early Dec. 31 and only select stores will be open on Jan. 1.
  • LCBO and The Beer Store locations will close at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and stay closed all of Jan. 1, 2017
  • Most government offices, banks and post offices will close early New year’s Eve and be closed for New Year’s Day
  • Toronto Public Library branches will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 and remain closed on Jan. 1, 2017
  • Garbage collection will not take place on Jan. 1. It will be picked up on Jan. 2 instead.

The TTC is running on its Sunday service schedule, while GO Transit is also on a Sunday schedule.