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.
WHAT IS OPEN
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.
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.
Malls in general will be open across Toronto, but their hours, like the Eaton Centre, may vary. Check their websites for more details.
The TTC will operate a holiday service schedule on Monday, and GO Transit will offer a Saturday service schedule on that date.
LCBO and beer store
Select LCBO and Beer Store locations will be open during holiday hours.
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.
Parks and trails
Parks and trails are evergreen attractions that can be explored throughout the weekend, by bike or on foot.
Hours vary by location, so check with your nearby stores.
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.
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.
Rouge National Urban Park
This national park is open all year round and entry is free.
Toronto Botanical Garden
The Botanical Gardens are open (and free) from dawn to dusk.
Canada’s Wonderland will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
• 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?