What's open and closed Easter weekend 2012 Toronto

What's open and closed on Easter weekend in Toronto:


  • Government offices (postal service, City Hall and others) will be closed Friday-Monday.
  • Banks will be closed Friday-Sunday, and will resume service on Monday.
  • Toronto Public Libraries will be closed on Friday and Sunday, but open regular hours on Saturday
  • Most shopping malls and retail stores will be closed although there's usually some unexpected openings, so call ahead.
  • The Beer Store is closed on Friday and Sunday.
  • All LCBO stores will be closed on Friday, back to regular hours on Saturday, and closed on Easter Sunday. Approximately 280 LCBO stores will be open, with modified business hours, on Easter Monday — see if one near you is among them here.
  • Generally speaking, most grocery stores will be closed on Friday and Sunday, and have limited hours the rest of the weekend — as with the Lower Jarvis location of Loblaw's. But as a bonus, some Sobey's will be opening early on Monday to accommodate your last-minute dinner needs. Also, gourmet food stores such as the Healthy Butcher will be closed Friday and Sunday.


  • The Eaton Centre is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Good Friday, closed Easter Sunday, and will resume regular hours on Monday. Some retailers surrounding the Eaton Centre and along Queen St. (i.e. H&M) will observe similar hours.
  • Food Depot (155 Dupont), Bloor Superfresh (384 Bloor St W), and Rabba grocery stores (various locations).
  • Bruno's Fine Foods remains open throughout the weekend, with slightly reduced hours Friday-Sunday.
  • The AGO remains open on Friday, but is closed on Monday.
  • Most of the businesses in the Distillery District will remain open all weekend.
  • A number of movie theatres are open all weekend (check our listings here)
  • Restaurant closures will vary greatly, so make sure to give them a ring prior to heading over. The upside is some will offer special holiday dinners, such as Mideastro or the Rosedale Diner.


The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule on Friday--which means Sunday service with a start date of 6 a.m. — and resume regular service for the remainder of the weekend.

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