The Labor Day long weekend is fast approaching, with an annual holiday Monday that celebrates the achievements of workers.
Here’s a list of what’s open and closed in Hamilton, Burlington and the Niagara region on September 4.
Administrative offices: The offices are closed on Monday.
ATS DARTS: Operation during public holiday service hours on Mondays. All subscription trips except dialysis trips are canceled for September 4th. For more information, visit the Hamilton.ca website.
Animal services: Closed on Mondays. Tuesday, September 5 – Usual hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope: Open Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GO Transit: Trains and buses run on a Saturday schedule.
Green bin, waste and recycling: No collection Monday. Pickup will be one day later if it falls during or after the holidays. The city says all materials must be curbside by 7 a.m. Community recycling centers and transfer stations will be closed.
Hamilton Civic Museums: The Dundurn National Historic Site, the Hamilton Military Museum and the Hamilton Steam and Technology Museum will be closed on Monday.
Hamilton Farmers Market: Closed Monday. Open Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library: All HPL branches are closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information on operational services, visit the library’s website at hpl.ca.
TGV bus: Buses will run on a regular Sunday/holiday service schedule on Monday.
Licensing and Regulatory Services: The telephone queue for permits and regulations will be closed on Monday. Service will resume on Tuesday.
Ontario Works: The program, including special supports, will be closed on Monday. Telephone service will resume on Tuesday.
Parking and Enforcement: Officers will not enforce the law from Sunday until 10 p.m. Monday, when enforcement will resume.
Leisure centers: Closed on Mondays. The outdoor pools will be open at regular hours. The arenas are closed on Monday.
Tourism Hamilton Visitor Information Centre: Closed Monday.
Government offices: Local administrations such as the town hall, offices and municipal facilities will be closed on Monday.
Administrative services: Services including parks, roads and forestry will be closed on Monday.
Animal shelter and control: Closed Monday. Emergencies can be called at 905-335-7777.
Leisure centers: Some municipal swimming pools, wading pools, arenas and community centers will operate. The indoor pools will have variable hours. Visit burlington.ca/dropinandplay for more details. Some outdoor recreation facilities will also be open, weather permitting. Visit burlington.ca/outdoorplay for more information. Tyandaga Golf Course is open.
Halton Provincial Offenses Court: Closed Monday.
Free parking: Available Monday downtown in municipal lots, on the street and in the parking lot. However, the waterfront parking lots (east and west) do not offer free parking on holidays. Parking exemptions must park overnight on city streets and for more than five hours. Visit burlington.ca/parkingexemptions to learn more.
Burlington Transit: Operation on a Sunday schedule, Monday, September 4. For real-time bus information and schedules, visit myride.burlingtontransit.ca
Government offices: City halls and administrative offices are all closed in the Niagara region on Monday.
Child Care, Public Health and Provincial Offenses Court: Closed Monday.
Community centers: Russell Avenue, Port Weller, Dunlop Drive and West St. Catharines senior centers are closed on Mondays.
Garden City Golf Course: Open Monday with first departure at 7am
Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm: Open Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lakeside Park Carousel: Open Monday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Landfill/waste and recycling depots: Farm.
Meridian center: Closed on Mondays.
Morningstar Mill: Open Monday at usual hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Niagara Regional Transit for St. Catharines; Niagara Falls; Good and: Operation according to a holiday schedule on Monday. There is no regional service or service for Fort Erie on September 4th.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services: The administrative offices are all closed on Monday.
Anti-splash pads: Open Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatic Center: Usual opening hours on Monday.
Saint Catharines Museum; Welland Ca**ls Centre: Both facilities will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Catharines Public Library: Closed Monday.
Canada Post: Outlets will be closed on Monday.
Groceries: Major grocery stores like Fortinos, Metro, FreshCo and No Frills will be closed on Monday.
Shoppers Drug Mart: Some locations are open Mondays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hours are visible on the Shoppers store location map.
Shopping centers: Most major shopping centers in Hamilton, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls will be closed. The opening hours of the other points of sale are as follows:
- Eastgate Square: Closed
- Lime Ridge Mall: Closed
- The Center on Barton: Most shops will be closed.
- Le Pen Center: Closed
- Fairview Mall: Closed
- Mapleview Centre: Closed
- Downtown Burlington: Closed
- Niagara Falls Outlet Collection: Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- CF Toronto Eaton Centre: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills: open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Pacific Mall in Toronto: open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In Toronto, retailers in designated tourist areas such as Yorkville, downtown Yonge, Queen’s Quay West and the Distillery District may remain open, in accordance with City of Toronto regulations.
Walmart: Most Walmarts in the GTHA will be closed, but the Niagara Falls Supercentre on Oakwood Drive will be open Sept. 4 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The beer store: 93 stores across Ontario will be open between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. Six are open in Hamilton, one in Oakville and one in Brantford. Information on specific store hours can be found at thebeerstore.ca.
LCBO: Shops are closed on Monday. Information on specific store hours can be found on LCBO.com.
Niagara Falls: Most Niagara Falls attractions will be open Monday, including the Niagara Parks Powerhouse, Journey Behind the Falls, the Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly Conservatory, and all parks and nature and garden centers.
Niagara Falls attraction schedules can be viewed on the Niagara Parks website.
Toronto: Most Toronto attractions will be open Monday, some with reduced hours, including:
- Ripley’s Aquarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- The Toronto Zoo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Art Gallery of Ontario will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Ontario Science Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Royal Ontario Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Riverdale Farm will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- High Park Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- The Aga Khan Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.