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What's open and closed Good Friday 2014 in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 17, 2014

Good Friday TorontoWhat's open and closed on Good Friday 2014 in Toronto:

CLOSED

  • Government offices (post offices, City Hall and others) will be closed.
  • Banks will be closed Friday to Sunday, with most resuming service on Monday.
  • Toronto Public Library branches will be closed on Friday and Sunday, but open regular hours on Saturday
  • Most shopping malls (Yorkdale, Fairview, Sherway Gardens, Scarborough Town Centre, Vaughan Mills) and retail stores will be closed - although there's usually some unexpected openings, so call ahead.
  • The Beer Store and LCBO stores will be closed on Friday and Easter Sunday.
  • St. Lawrence Market is closed Good Friday.
  • Most major grocery stores will be closed on Friday and Sunday.

OPEN

Transit

  • The TTC and GO Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Shopping

  • The Eaton Centre is open 10am to 6pm on Good Friday, and noon to 5pm on Sunday. Some retailers surrounding the Eaton Centre and up Yonge St. will observe similar hours.
  • Pacific Mall is open all weekend.
  • Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens (60 Carlton St.) is open 10am to 8pm on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
  • Whole Foods Yorkville (87 Avenue Rd.) is open Good Friday from 10am to 6pm.
  • T&T Supermarkets in Markham and Scarborough are open for business as usual.
  • Pusateri's three locations are open Good Friday from 8am to 6pm but closed Easter Sunday.

Eating Out

  • Call ahead, as restaurants citywide are taking the day off at their own discretion.
  • Fish and chip shops will be in their element on this customary fish-eating day. Check out our best of list for where to go, or take a look at our directory of Toronto fish and chip shops here.
  • The beer stores may be closed -- but local breweries are generally open! Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd.) is running tours every half hour, offering visitors complimentary Pilsner and selling pints, single bottles and cans.
  • The Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) hosts a special edition of Brewer's Backyard dubbed Great Friday from noon until 6pm. Admission is free, plus there will be a free shuttle to the Mill Street Beer Hall for an after party.
  • Aunties & Uncles (74 Lippincott St.) is open on Good Friday, but closed Saturday to Monday.
See also: 10 restaurants to eat Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014

Attractions

  • Attractions such as the AGO (10am to 4pm), the ROM (regular hours), Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (9am to 9pm), TIFF Bell Lightbox (10am to 10pm) will be open.
  • Most of the shops, galleries and restaurants in the Distillery District remain open all weekend.
  • Major movie theatres are open across the city.

Did we leave something out? Please let us know in the comments section below.

Discussion

18 Comments

Sara / April 17, 2014 at 03:03 pm
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The Subway will be running on the Saturday schedule according to their website, not the Sunday.
Sam / April 18, 2014 at 07:40 am
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Uncle Betty's open on Friday!
9am-9pm
Lisa / April 18, 2014 at 08:41 am
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Why I'sent the mall opened
Eric / April 18, 2014 at 09:20 am
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Your mother's open all weekend. AY YOOOO!
lol / April 18, 2014 at 10:44 am
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pavuhgjll
Eric F / April 18, 2014 at 11:00 am
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T&T Downtown is closed Good Friday and Sunday. Staring at the closed sign right now. Open Saturday though.
Yo Saviour / April 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm
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Meating on Queen in Leslieville is open till 5! BBQ Saved!
pissed / April 18, 2014 at 01:43 pm
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Made the drive all the way here and TnT is closed. Great. Thank you.
Also Pissed / April 18, 2014 at 03:51 pm
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I also drove to TnT based on this and found the place closed. Thanks guys! You're fantastic!
Wtf / April 18, 2014 at 04:17 pm
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Drove all the way from Downtown to Markam only to find TNT closed. THanks Blog.to
oye oye / April 18, 2014 at 05:59 pm
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Are movie theatres open ?
paul / April 18, 2014 at 06:10 pm
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Well the fact that people are calling it T&T "downtown" should of probably been a clue. My mother lived on the scarb/east york border and we used to go there when it was Knob Hill Farms and she called the location "downtown"...just simply cherry street.

thats it, trust all the hipster refugee kids piling into downtown toronto from all parts of Canada
nan kitagawa / April 18, 2014 at 06:24 pm
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I checked this site late Good Friday morning. I took the bus to TnT Cherry St. It was NOT OPEN as was written. I had to walk home because TTC bus was on holiday schedule. I am 79 years old. Pls don't write what you think. only chevked facts.
Freeas Abird / April 19, 2014 at 06:57 am
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It's always helpful to call the actual store - such as TnT rather than trust websites, especially if getting around is particularly difficult for one. The TTC schedule is always clear and posted on their website or if you call, I can't feel bad if someone can't look that up or simply ask a TTC employee. Google isn't monitored for correct information...
HeyFever / April 20, 2014 at 03:59 pm
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re: T&T Supermarkets. All you complainers making the trip, especially you that drove to Markham (boo hoo) that were uninformed from an apparent unreliable news source...and you apparently live in Toronto, would know that China town is open. Just go to Dundas and Spadina to... Kai Wei Supermarket, 253 Spadina Ave. Do your research, or just take a walk on a nice Sunny day. Sad really you lot are. :(
Tony / April 20, 2014 at 04:49 pm
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where can I purchase beer on Sunday near airport.
Hey Fever / April 20, 2014 at 06:11 pm
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@ Tony. Only Microbreweries are open. I don't know of any by the airport. If you can make it to downtown Toronto Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington is selling until 11.
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