Plenty of you will be hitting the road and enjoying some time with friends and family this long holiday weekend.

But for those that aren't or still need to get things done, here's a list of what city services are open and closed this weekend.

City of Hamilton offices

All City of Hamilton administrative offices are closed on Monday, May 21 and reopen on Tuesday, May 22.

For emergencies involving roads, water mains, sewer systems, public health and safety issues, call 905-546-2489.

Garbage and Recycling Pick-Up

It may be a holiday for most, but garbage waits for no one.

There is no green bin, blue box and garbage pick-up on Victoria Day.  Instead, it will be one day later than usual.

Up to 3 containers of garbage for pick-up are allowed on your trash day during the week after Victoria Day.

Community Recycling Centres and Transfer Stations are closed on Victoria Day.

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HSR Bus Schedules

HSR busses will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule for Victoria Day. Call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.


DARTS will operate on normal service hours on Victoria Day Monday, May 21.

But subscription trips on DARTS, except for dialysis, are cancelled for that day. If you need to travel on the Monday holiday, you'll need to make an advance reservation.

ATS Reservations for DARTS will be closed on Monday, and seven day advance reservations normally taken on Monday will be taken on Tuesday.


Recreation centres and arenas will be closed on Monday, May 21. The forecast this weekend is sunny and hot for Saturday and Sunday, so hopefully you'll be out enjoying the sun and cooking on a grill, anyhow.

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Hamilton Civic Museums

All Hamilton Civic Museums will be closed on Monday. For operating hours and events, visit

Public Health Services

For Public Health matters concerning:

  • Reports of suspected reportable diseases or food poisoning call 905-546-2063
  • Reports of environmental spills, fires or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue call 905-546-CITY (2489
  • Reports of rabies animal exposures call 905-546-3500
  • Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard call 905-546-2489 or visit 

Ontario Works

All Ontario Works offices will be closed on May 21, and reopen on Tuesday. The City of Hamilton's Employment Resource Centres located at 181 Main St W, 2255 Barton St East and 1550 Upper James will be closed on Victoria Day. All three centres will reopen on Tuesday.

Animal Services

Animal Services offices will be closed on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. For Animal Services emergency issues, call 905-574-3433.