What's open and what's closed on Family Day in Hamilton

To help you plan your day, here's a roundup of what's open and closed on Monday.
Family Day 2013 in Hamilton was gloriously sunny. How will this year edition turn out? (Twitter)

The province's newest long weekend is upon us.

While you're planning your Monday, keep in mind that many services, both private and public, are closed for the holiday. 

Here's an overview of what's open and what's closed in Hamilton on Family Day.

City-run libraries and recreation centres

All Hamilton Public Library branches are closed on Monday, with the exception of the Turner Park location (352 Rymal Rd. E). It will be open from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will host regular library services as well as programming for children.

For more information, go to Hpl.ca

Pools, rinks and community centres across the city are holding special holiday hours. To see what activities are available in your area, check the recreation schedules on the city's website

Hamilton civic museums

Dundurn National Historic Site, Whitehern Historic House, Battlefield House Museum, Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology and Griffin House will be open in the afternoon on Monday, the city says. Each is open from noon until 4 p.m., except for Griffin House, which will open its doors at 1 p.m.

The Hamilton Military Museum, Fieldcote Museum and the Hamilton Children's Museum are closed on Monday. 

For more information, go to the city's museums page


The HSR will be operating on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday, while GO trains and buses will be running on a Saturday schedule.

DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Monday. All subscription trips, with the exception of those for people on dialysis, are cancelled for the day. Individuals who need to book a trip for Monday must do so in advance by calling 905-529-1717.

Waste collection

Household waste collection will not take place on Monday. As is usual for a the week of a holiday Monday, pick-up will take place on the day after the normal collection date for your neighbourhood. 

Banks, stores and other amenities

Banks and most grocery stores are closed for the holiday. And all LCBO and The Beer Store locations have the day off. Stores at Jackson Square, Lime Ridge and Eastgate Square malls are closed on Monday, too.

Movie theatres, on the other hand, are open for business.