August Civic Holiday 2021

What's open and closed on the August civic holiday 2021 in Toronto

What's open on the August civic holiday in Toronto for 2021, also known as Simcoe Day in Ontario, is slightly different than your average long weekend. On August 2, many things will remain open but it's still best to plan ahead so your day isn't a total bust.

Here's what's open and closed on the August civic holiday in Toronto.

  • Banks
  • Mail delivery 
  • Government offices 
  • Libraries 

August Civic Holiday 2021

Grocery stroes like Summerhill Market will remain open for all of your shopping needs. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Food & Drink
  • It's worth calling ahead to restaurants, bars and patios before heading out — many already consider Monday a day off.
  • Grocery stores are open citywide, though many will operate on holiday hours. Check online or call for individual store hours.
  • Select The Beer Store locations
  • Selec LCBO locations 
  • Indie bottle shops

August Civic Holiday 2021

Eaton Centre is just one of the malls you can check on August 2. Photo by Fareen Karim. 

Malls & Attractions
  • Malls are open citywide, though many will operate on holiday hours. Check online or call for individual hours of operation.
  • Indoor and outdoor attractions like the CN Tower, Toronto Islands and AGO will be open, though many will operate on holiday Monday hours and require booking in advance. Call or check online for individual hours of operation and policies. 
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