What’s Open and Closed in Toronto This August Long Weekend: Beaches, Museums and More | New

August Civic Holiday, recognized as Simcoe Day in Toronto, is Monday, August 1, 2022.

There are reduced hours in some places, but generally speaking there is plenty to do at any time of the day. It may be necessary to book in advance, so be sure to check the website of where you plan to go.

Don’t forget to continue Restrictions related to COVID-19 which, although lifted, did not prevent a wave of infections from the recent BA. 5 subvariant.


CN tower

The building synonymous with Toronto’s skyline will operate normal hours, with the main viewing level open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the thrill-seeking ‘EdgeWalk’ is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. h 30.

Hours | CN tower

Eaton Center

The indoor mall will operate regular weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Sunday when it is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Simcoe Day, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CF Toronto Eaton Center | Visitor Information (cadillacfairview.com)

Shopping centers

Malls in general will be open across Toronto, but their hours, like the Eaton Centre, may vary. Check their websites for more details.

Public transport

The TTC will operate a holiday service schedule on Monday, and GO Transit will offer a Saturday service schedule on that date.

Service Details and Holidays (ttc.ca)

Holidays and Special Events | Service Updates | GO Transit

LCBO and beer store

Select LCBO and Beer Store locations will be open during holiday hours.

Civic Holiday Hours — The Beer Store

Wine Spirits Beer | LCBO

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs

Call ahead to see what’s open, as this will vary on a case-by-case basis.


The beaches are open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. under supervised surveillance.

Beaches — City of Toronto

Parks and trails

Parks and trails are evergreen attractions that can be explored throughout the weekend, by bike or on foot.

Parks, Gardens and Beaches — City of Toronto

Trails — City of Toronto

grocery stores

Hours vary by location, so check with your nearby stores.

Health clinics

See our list of walk-in clinics and urgent care centers in Toronto to find a location near you and check iamsick.ca for available vacation hours.

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum is open longer than it otherwise would be. From Saturday July 30 to Monday August 1, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is normally closed on Mondays.

Aga Khan Museum

Ontario Square

Ontario Place is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, although it warns visitors that parking lots may be full this weekendso think about other ways to get there.

Ontario Place — Visit Us

Rouge National Urban Park

This national park is open all year round and entry is free.

Rouge National Urban Park (pc.gc.ca)

Toronto Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens are open (and free) from dawn to dusk.

Home — Toronto Botanical Garden

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Calendar & Schedules | Canada’s Wonderland Water Park and Splash Works (canadaswonderland.com)


• Government offices and major banks are closed.

• Mail delivery services will be suspended.

• Libraries are closed.

For a list of other things you can do, why not check out this week’s things to do on Toronto.com?

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