Family Day 2015

What's open and closed Family Day 2015 in Toronto

What's open and closed on Family Day 2015 in Toronto

GENERAL

Closed

  • Municipal buildings
  • Banks
  • Libraries

Open

  • Canada Post offices (with exception of some retail outlets)
  • Federal passport offices

TRANSIT

  • The TTC will operate on holiday service schedules with a start time of 6am

FOOD

Closed

  • It's worth calling ahead to restaurants before heading out - many already consider Mondays a day off, and are taking advantage of the holiday to recoup after Winterlicious and Valentine's Day.
  • Major chains like No Frills, Fresh Co., Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro, T&T and Whole Foods will be closed - with a few confirmed exceptions listed below.

Open

  • Loblaws (60 Carlton St.) - 10am to 8pm
  • Whole Foods Yorkville (87 Avenue Rd.) - 10am to 6pm
  • Pusateri's (57 Yorkville Ave.) - 7:30am to 6pm; (1539 Avenue Rd.) 8am to 6pm; (2901 Bayview Ave.) 9am to 6pm

  • Sobey's Urban Fresh (777 Bay St., Suite 427) - 7am to 11pm
  • Arz Fine Foods (1909 Lawrence Ave. East) - 9:30am to 6pm
  • Galleria (865 York Mills Rd.) - 7am to 12am
  • Metro (444 Yonge St.) - open 24 hours
  • T&T (Warden Ave. & Woodbine Ave.) - 9am to midnight

DRINK

Closed

  • All Beer Stores and LCBO outlets will be closed

Open

MALLS & RETAILERS

Open

  • Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St.) - 10am to 6pm
  • Square One Shopping Centre (100 City Centre Dr.) - 11am to 6pm
  • Vaughan Mills (1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., Vaughan) - 10am to 9pm
  • Pacific Mall (4300 Steeles Ave. East) - 11am to 8pm
  • Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor St. West) is open 11am to 7pm.

Closed

  • Yorkdale
  • Sherway Gardens
  • Fairview Mall
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Bayview Village (with the exception of some restaurants)

PARKS & RECREATION

Open

ATTRACTIONS

Open

  • The Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Rd.) is open over the long weekend from 10am to 5pm, offering special programming for wee ones, planetarium shows, IMAX shows, and hair-raising demos.
  • Usually closed on Mondays, The Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. West) is open 10am to 4pm hosting a kid takeover featuring music and art making inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park) presents Chinese New Year-themed programming celebrating the Year of the Ram. Family friendly activities run all weekend, February 14 to 16 from 11am to 4pm.
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St.) is letting kids in for free on Family Day. Up to four youths (13 years and under) will be admitted with the purchase of one regular price adult ticket. (10am to 5pm)
  • The Toronto Zoo is offering half price admission for children (with the purchase of one adult admission) this weekend, February 14 to 16 from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West) is open from 10am to celebrate Family Day by screening hits from previous editions of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and offering fun activities geared towards families.
  • Toronto Marlies play a Family Day game against the Senators at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, February 16 starting at 1pm. The first 8,000 fans through the gates get free mittens.
  • Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.) hosts a day full of free public skating, birding, hikes and clay workshops. Plus the Brewer's Backyard returns for the 2015 season with Winter Hibernation on Family Day from noon to 5pm.
  • Sears Great Canadian Chill is happening at Yonge and Dundas Square on Sunday, February 15 and Monday, February 16. The event encourages families to jump into an icy pool to raise funds to in support of Sears Canada Cancer Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children and the Sears Childhood Cancer Fellowship at SickKids. Register in advance online to take part.
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is open regular hours from 9am to 9pm.
  • Movie theatres are open citywide.

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