Find out what is open, what is closed and how to get around on Family Day in Waterloo Region and Guelph.


Grand River Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule, on holiday Monday.
Charles Street Terminal is open 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Ticket sales 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ainslie Street Terminal is open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Ticket sales 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed 1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.)
GRT Customer Service –  519-585-7555 (available 24/7).

Guelph Transit will run conventional service starting at Guelph Central Station at 9:15 a.m. or 9:45 a.m.



  • Community centres are open and offering special Family Day events with the exception of Mill Courtland, Rockway Centre, Stanley Park and Downtown community centres, which are closed for the day.
  • Breithaupt Centre will have modified hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bridgeport will be open from 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. for Family Day activities. Forest Heights has modified hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Budd Park will be closed during the day, and open for regular business at 5 p.m.
  • The Aud is open for rentals but the box office and administration office will be closed on Family Day. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All indoor pools are open except Cameron Heights and there will be no lessons at Breithaupt, Lyle Hallman or Forest Heights pools.
  • Don McLaren, Grand River, and Sportsworld arenas are closed until 4 p.m., when they open for rentals. 
  • Lions Arena is open at noon for rentals. 
  • Activa Sportsplex
  • The outdoor rink in Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall is open all day, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Joseph Schneider Haus open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Waterloo Region Museum open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport


  • Albert McCormick arena will open at 4 p.m. for regular rentals
  • Bechtel Park soccer centre will open at 12:30 p.m. for regular rentals
  • RIM Park will open at 4 p.m. for regular rentals
  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex building is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Swimplex is open from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Adult Rec Centre will be open from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for KW Bridge only


  • McDougall Cottage museum open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Galt Arena open 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a Winter Hawks game followed by a free skate
  • Dickson Arena open 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the Cambridge Healthy Kids free skate
  • John Dolson Centre open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a family fun carnival
  • W. G. Johnson Centre open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pool is open and there will be a Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association event
  • Hespeler Library open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Ukelele sing-a-long jam and magic show
  • Cambridge Centre ice centre and movie theatre


  • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Guelph Civic Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Market Square ice rink open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sleeman Centre open noon to 11:59 p.m.
  • Victoria Road Recreation Complex open noon to 4 p.m. with public skating from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • West End Community Centre open noon to 4 p.m. with public skating from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


  • LCBO locations 
  • The Beer Store
  • Most stores are closed with a few exceptions, such as convenience stores and shops in St. Jacobs
  • Kitchener City Hall offices will be closed, but the building itself will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kitchener Market
  • All Kitchener Public Library locations
  • Queensmount Arena
  • Fairview Mall


  • Conestoga Mall
  • Adult Recreation Centre (although will be open from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for KW Bridge only)
  • Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre
  • All Waterloo Public Library branches


  • Cambridge City Hall offices
  • Hespeler, Duncan McIntosh, Preston and Homuth arenas in Cambridge
  • David Durward Centre in Cambridge
  • Cambridge Centre for the Arts
  • Ted Wake Lounge
  • Allan Reuter Centre
  • William E. Pautler Centre
  • Queen's Square
  • Preston Library
  • Clemens Mill
  • Design at Riverside
  • Cambridge Centre (except for movie theatre and ice centre)


  • All Region of Waterloo Library locations
  • Community alzheimer day program in Kitchener, Cambridge and & Waterloo
  • Regional daycare centres
  • Cambridge and Waterloo small vehicle transfer stations for residential waste drop-off
  • Sunnyside Wellness Centre


  • City Hall and municipal offices
  • All Guelph Public Library branches
  • Centennial arena and pool
  • Exhibition arena
  • McCrae House
  • Ontario Court of Justice - Provincial Offences Court
  • Box offices at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre
  • Tourism Information Centre

Waste pick-up

Waterloo region curbside waste collection will go as usual on holiday Monday, but all waste sites closed for residential drop-off.

Guelph waste collection will not take place on Monday and waste will be collected a day later than usual.