Labour Day 2014 in Ottawa: What's open and closed

CBC Ottawa has compiled a list of what's open and closed in the City of Ottawa for the Labour Day weekend.

LCBO, City of Ottawa, OC Transpo

Paddlers enjoy the waters of Fitzroy Harbour, Ont., on the Ottawa River during the Labour Day long weekend in 2011. For a list of what's open and closed this year, see below. (The Canadian Press)

Grocery stores

  • The Metro on Rideau Street remains open 24 hours on Monday, Sept. 1. All other Metro locations in Ottawa will  be closed and resume business on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For more details on neighbouring community Metro hours on Sept. 1, click here.
  • The Loblaws on Rideau Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. All other Loblaws locations in Ottawa will be closed and resume business on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Herb & Spice on Bank Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1.


  • All LCBO stores will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1 and resume business on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Many LCBO stores in cottage and resort areas will stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29.
  • All LCBO stores will observe their normal business hours on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31.
  • LCBO agency stores may be open on Labour Day, provided local municipalities do not object. Agency stores are locally-owned retail establishments authorized by the LCBO to sell beverage alcohol, along with other retail products, in communities that are too small to support LCBO stores.
  • Customers should check for individual store hours with their local LCBO store or online at using the 'store search' feature.

National museums and galleries

  • All of Canada's national museums and the National Gallery of Canada are open over the long weekend. For many of the museums, Labour Day is the last Monday they will be open until next year.

City of Ottawa (including OC Transpo, public libraries, garbage collection)

Client services:

  • City Hall and all seven client service centres, including the Government Service Centre at 110 Laurier Ave. W, will be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Provincial Offences Court, at 100 Constellation Cresc., will also be closed on Labour Day. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • The 311 contact centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the city's immediate attention. Call 311 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related disability, call TTY: 613-580-2401.

Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Labour Day. Labour Day's pickup will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of Sept. 1. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
  • There will be no multi-residential bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Labour Day. Labour Day's pickup will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of Sept. 1.
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be closed.


  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.

Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule. New fall service goes into effect on Sunday, Aug. 31. New timetables are available at and Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit
  • OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Fields, Place d'Orléans and St. Laurent, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rideau Centre.
  • The OC Transpo Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The OC Transpo Customer Relations Department (613-842-3600) will be closed.
  • Para Transpo will operate a holiday service on Labour Day. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips by calling 613-244-7272 on or after Monday, Aug. 25.

Recreation services:

  • Some outdoor pools, indoor pools and fitness centres will be open for public swimming and fitness classes, with modified schedules. Please check with or the facility of your choice for details.
  • Beaches and splash pads will be open but unsupervised.
  • Most registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.

Ottawa Public Health:

  • The latest food premises and personal service settings (tattoo and body piercing studios, hairdressing and barbershops, nail salons, electrolysis and various other services) public health inspection reports are available online 24/7.
  • The SITE Mobile Van will be operating from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • The Sexual Health Centre and satellite clinics, SITE office, dental clinics and Well Baby Drop-In will be closed.
  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Line (OPHIL) and the Aids-Sexual Health Info Line will be closed; however, you can call and leave a message and enquiries will be responded to within one business day. You can also connect with us online for the latest health information on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and

Cultural services

  • The City Hall Art Gallery and OAG (Ottawa Art Gallery) Annex will remain open.
  • City of Ottawa Archives, arts centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed; however, clients should check or their facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply.

Archives services:

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed.

Municipal child care services:

  • City-operated Child Care Centres will be closed.

Ottawa Public Library:

  • All branches, departments and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 2.