What’s open and closed in Ottawa on Thanksgiving Monday

OTTAWA – The Thanksgiving long weekend means some stores and utilities will be closed or changed on Monday.

Here’s a look at what’s open and closed in Ottawa on Thanksgiving Monday.


Testing and vaccination services will be available on Monday.


  • Most malls and grocery stores will be closed on Monday.

  • The Rideau Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Loblaws on Rideau Street, Loblaws on Isabella Street and Whole Foods in Lansdowne will all be open on Thanksgiving Monday.

  • The LCBO will be closed Monday.


Car park

  • All parking restrictions will remain in effect. Unsigned overtime restrictions have a six-hour limit for statutory holidays.

OC Transpo

  • OC Transpo operates on a Sunday schedule.

  • O-Train line 1 is offline due to a derailment. The R1 bus service is in effect.

  • The OC Transpo Customer Service Center at the Rideau Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit octranspo.com.

Customer service centers

  • The Ottawa 311 Contact Center will be open for urgent questions only.

  • The customer service centers at Ottawa City Hall, Ben Franklin Square, 580 Terry Fox Drive and 255 Centrum Boulevard and the City Provincial Offenses Court at 100 Constellation Drive will be closed.

Green bin, recycling and household garbage collection

  • There will be no separate collection of green bins, recycling or garbage on Thanksgiving Day. The collection scheduled for Monday October 11 will be picked up on Tuesday October 12. Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

  • The Trail dump will be open on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreational services

  • Some indoor pools will be open for public swimming, with modified schedules.

  • Some weight training and cardio rooms will be open with modified hours.

  • Some drop-in and fitness activities will be offered on a modified schedule

  • Most of the recorded programs will be canceled. Check with your facility to confirm, as there are some exceptions.

Other City of Ottawa Services

  • The Sexual Health Clinic will be closed.

  • The site program office and supervised consumption services at 179 Clarence Street will be closed. The Site’s mobile van will operate from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Center and the COVID-19 information line at 613-580-6744 will be closed. Visit the Ottawa Public Health website for more information. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/index.aspx

  • The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 vaccine reservation line at 613-691-5505 will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Dental clinics will be closed.

  • The baby helpline will be closed.

  • The Tom Brown Respite Center at 141 Bayview Station Road, the Bernard Grandmaître Respite Center at 309 McArthur Avenue and St. Paul’s Eastern United Church Respite Center at 473 Cumberland Street will be closed. The centers will reopen on Tuesday, October 12, during normal business hours.

  • All municipal daycares will be closed.

  • All branches of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. Virtual services, loans and programs are available on the Ottawa Public Library website. https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en

  • The City of Ottawa Museums, the City of Ottawa Archives and Gallery 112 will be closed.

  • The programming will be modified in certain art centers, galleries and theaters in the City. Check with your facility to confirm.

Federally Regulated Services

  • There will be no Canada Post service on Thanksgiving Monday.

  • Banks will be closed.

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