Banks and many city services in Ottawa are closed for Thanksgiving Monday, as are most stores and malls. Here's a look at what's different this weekend, particularly on Monday.

Food, drink and shopping

  • The Metro on Rideau Street remains open 24 hours on Monday, Oct. 13. All other Metro locations in Ottawa will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and resume business on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • The Loblaws on Rideau Street will be open 24 hours on Monday.  All other Loblaws locations (and Your
    Independent Grocer locations) Ottawa will be closed and resume business on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Loblaws in Gatineau on Boul. du Plateau will also be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • All LCBO stores will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 and resume business on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • The Bayshore Shopping Centre, Hazeldean Mall, St. Laurent Centre and Place d'Orleans are all closed on Monday. The Rideau Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

National museums and galleries

  • All of Canada's national museums and the National Gallery of Canada are open over the long weekend, except for the Canada Science and Technology Museum, which is closed due to work to remove mould.

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

City 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, Oct. 14.
  • Provincial Offences Court, at 100 Constellation Cresc., will also be closed on Thanksgiving. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • 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 Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day's pickup will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • In addition, the collection of garbage, green bin and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of Oct. 13. 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 Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day's pickup will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 14.
  • 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 Oct. 13.
  • 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. 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, October 6.

Recreation services

  • Some 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

  • Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott 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 on Saturday, October 11 and Monday, October 13.

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, October 14.