What's open and closed on New Year's

We’ve got your transit, LCBO and Beer Store hours and, for those of you looking to pick up some last-minute party items, store hours, too.

Ready for 2016, Toronto? Here's everything you need to know to get through the last day of the year

Fireworks go off during New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on January 1, 2014. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

Ready for 2016, Toronto?

We've got your survival guide so that you can ring in the new year stress-free, including transit times, LCBO and Beer Store hours and, for those of you looking to pick up some last-minute party items, store hours, too.

Getting around

Whether you're celebrating at Nathan Phillips Square or at other festivities around the city, plan ahead to take the headache out of getting home.

TTC:

Most bus routes are operating on a weekday schedule with extended hours until 4 a.m. Subways will also run late until between 3:30 and 4 a.m. New Year's Day trains start running at 9 a.m.

The best part? Ride free from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Check here for more information.

GO Transit:

Service is free after 7 p.m. and special late-night trains leave Union Station after the countdown to midnight. 

See details for your route here.

Additional GTA transit:

Ride free after 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 and find extended late-night service on select routes on:

York Region 

Mississauga 

Brampton

Grabbing last-minute bubbly and eats:

LCBO
Stores open at regular hours and close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. All stores are closed Jan. 1. Click here to check the hours at your local LCBO. 

The Beer Store
All stores will open at regular hours and close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. All stores are closed Jan. 1. Check your local store hours here.

Loblaws
Most stores are open until 6 p.m. on Dec 31 and closed Jan. 1. Check your local store hours here.

Sobeys
Most stores are open until 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 and closed Jan. 1. Check your local store hours here.

Longos
Most stores open until 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and closed Jan. 1. Check your local store hours here

Weather forecast

If you're heading out for the night, get ready to battle some gusty winds. Thursday's forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a 30 per cent chance of flurries and winds gusting to 40 km/h in the morning. The high will be 2 C.

The blustery conditions will continue into the evening, when the temperature will drop to -2 C.

On New Year's Day, the high will reach -1 C with a 40 per cent chance of flurries, so consider marking the first day of 2016 under a warm blanket with a cup of hot cocoa.

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