What's open and closed in Hamilton on Easter weekend

Here's a list of what's open and what's closed in Hamilton this Easter long weekend.
Government offices will be closed on Monday, but many business, including shopping malls and grocery stores, will be open. (Cory Ruf/CBC)

Hunt for chocolate eggs, not for information about what's open and closed in Hamilton this Easter long weekend.

To help you out, here's a list of closures and service changes in the city for Friday to Monday. 

And while you're at it, consult a separate list of things to do in Hamilton on the weekend

City-run libraries and recreation centres

All Hamilton Public Library branches are closed on Friday, Sunday and Monday. For more information, go to Hpl.ca

Pools, rinks and community centres across the city will be closed on Friday and Sunday. To see what activities are available during the rest of the weekend, check the Easter recreation schedules on the city's website

Hamilton civic museums

All Hamilton Civic Museums will be closed on Friday and Sunday. Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Battlefield House Museum and Park and the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology are open Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum is open on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to the city's museums page


The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Friday, while GO trains and buses will be running on a Sunday schedule.

DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Friday and Monday. All subscription trips, with the exception of those for people on dialysis, are cancelled for those days. Individuals who need to book trips for Friday or Monday must do so in advance by calling 905-529-1717.

For more information on what city services will be running on the weekend, go to Hamilton.ca

Waste collection

Household waste collection will not take place on Friday. Garbage pickup for the affected routes will take place on Saturday instead. Monday collection will continue as scheduled.

Banks, stores and other amenities

Banks and most grocery stores are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And all LCBO and The Beer Store locations have Friday and Sunday off. Stores at Jackson Square, Lime Ridge and Eastgate Square malls are closed on those days, too. 

The Hamilton Farmers Market will be closed on Friday, Sunday and Monday. 

Most stores, including grocery stores, banks and malls, are open on Monday, as are Beer Store locations. Select LCBO outlets are open on Monday. To check the schedule, go to the LCBO website's store finder page


  • An earlier version of the story said "Monday collection will not continue as scheduled." In fact, Monday collection will continue as scheduled.
    Apr 21, 2014 12:35 PM ET