whats open canada day

What's open and closed on Canada Day 2021 in Toronto

What's open on Canada Day 2021 in Toronto will be much different then what we previously saw on long weekends during the pandemic. Toronto will have officially entered Step 2 by July 1 this year which means that in addition to patios, there will be more retail and personal services open on the stat holiday.

Here's what's open and closed on Canada Day in Toronto this year.

  • Government offices
  • Libraries
  • Banks
  • Mail delivery
  • The TTC will run on a holiday service schedule

whats open canada day

Summerhill Market locations around the city will be open on July 1. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Food and Drink
  • LCBO
  • The Beer Store
  • Restaurant and bar closures vary by location — Calling ahead for patio service along with takeout and delivery is recommended.
  • Most major grocery chains will be closed on Canada Day, with a few confirmed exceptions listed below.

whats open canada day

Take a trip to the Toronto Islands on the holiday. Photo by Tanya Mok.

Malls and Attractions
  • Indoor attractions
  • Fireworks are permitted. Canada Day is one of the only holidays where you're allowed to set off family fireworks on your private property without a permit.
  • Select retail and shopping malls. Call ahead to confirm hours of operation. 
  • Toronto Islands
  • Toronto Premium Outlets will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Toronto Zoo will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets for entrance must be pre-booked.
Lead photo by

Clement Lo

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto has started installing signs forbidding tent encampments in city parks

Guild Park and Gardens feels like visiting Roman ruins in Toronto

A linear strip of Toronto parks has hidden a buried river for over 70 years

Toronto's only suspension bridge is a tiny gem hidden away in Scarborough

How to research the history of your house in Toronto

This is what Toronto looked like in the 1930s

Here's what to see and do on the Toronto Islands

Here's how to make friends and meet new people in Toronto