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What's open and closed in Ottawa for Labour Day 2023

Parliament Hill seen from Nepean Point. (Photo/Devyn Barrie)

Monday, September 4, 2023 is Labour Day in Ottawa and that means it’s a long weekend for most people. Here’s a list of what’s open and closed.

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Shopping & attractions:

  • While most grocery stores and retail outlets in Ontario are closed, if you do need last-minute groceries, many Shoppers Drug Mart, IDA stores, and Rexall Pharma Plus open on the holiday and have basic groceries. The Loblaws stores on Rideau and on Isabella Street will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Metro in the Glebe is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are also grocery stores open nearby in Perth and Smiths Falls.
  • Most malls in the region are closed, including the malls in Gatineau. Rideau Centre is open from 10am-6pm, along with many of the shops in the Byward Market. The Outlets at Tanger are also open from 10am to 6pm.
  • The Parkdale Market is open (Wellington @ Parkdale)
  • Most (but not all) Bridgehead locations are open.
  • Most (but not all) Starbucks, Tim Hortons and A&W locations that aren’t in shopping malls are open.
  • Some museums are open.
  • Most SAQ’s (liquor stores) are open in Quebec, unless they’re inside a shopping mall.
  • LCBOs and Beer Stores are closed on Monday. The following Beer Stores will be open on Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
    • 1860 Bank St.
    • College Square, 1984 Baseline Rd.
    • 515 Somerset St. W.
    • 548 Montreal Rd.
    • Kanata Signature Centre (499 Terry Fox Dr.)
    • 2276 Tenth Line Rd.
    • 3500 Fallowfield Rd.
    • 575 McNeely Ave. in Carleton Place
  • If you need beer, you can also check out a local brewpub such as the Mill Street Brew Pub near Lebreton Flats, Big Rig near the IKEA, Overflow on Kaladar, or one of the Clocktower locations. They sell beer that you can take home with you.
  • Movie theatres are open
  • Banks are closed.

Need a doctor or emergency care?

  • You can find healthcare services open during holidays by checking holidayhours.ca

City / government services:

  • City of Ottawa on-street parking regulations are in full effect. Even though it’s a holiday, regular weekday restrictions apply.
  • OC Transpo operates on a Sunday schedule.
    • Special weekend service to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on route 25, Petrie Island on route 139, and Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on route 185, will operate through the long weekend.
  • Government offices are closed. City Hall and Client Service Centres are closed
  • Ontario Provincial Offences Court is closed
  • There will be no curb side green bin, recycling or garbage collection. Monday’s pickup will take place on Tuesday. In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin, leaf and yard waste and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.
  • Many indoor pools, arenas, as well as recreation and community centres will be open and operating on a modified schedule.
  • More info about City of Ottawa service changes…