May 19, 2017 7:00 am
Updated: May 29, 2017 9:18 am

What’s open, what’s closed in Hamilton on Victoria Day

Most retail businesses will be closed on Victoria Day.

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Here’s a look at how the Victoria Day holiday will impact services around the city, and what will remain open for the long weekend.

Government services

  • Federal, provincial and municipal government offices will be closed on May 22.  The Animal Services Shelter is also closed on Sunday.
  • Mail collection and delivery is cancelled.
  • Garbage/recycling/green cart pickup is cancelled on Monday. Your pickup will be one day later if it falls on or after the holiday.
  • All Hamilton Public Library branches will be closed.
  • Hamilton civic museums are closed.
  • Seniors’ centres and arenas will be closed on Monday.  Modified programming is taking place at seniors’ clubs.
  • Special recreation programming is being offered by the city on the holiday. Check out the schedule of activities here.

Shopping, entertainment and recreation

  • Shopping malls, grocery stores, the LCBO and the Beer Store are closed.
  • The Hamilton Farmers’ Market will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • Many movie theatres, including Landmark Cinemas – Jackson Square, Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster and Hamilton Mountain, are open.
  • Fireworks are planned for Dundas Driving Park on Sunday (rain date Monday). Live music starts at 6 p.m. and the fireworks kick off at 9:30 p.m.
  • For those looking to get outdoors, note that some trails are closed to due flooding and erosion, including the Waterfront Trail between Bayfront Park and Cootes Drive. Some sports fields/baseball diamonds are also closed. Check out the list here.
  • For visitors to Webster Falls and Tew Falls, note that there is no visitor parking on weekends and holidays. A shuttle bus from Mizener’s Antiques and Fleamarket, (367 Highway 5 West in Dundas) will take you there.

Getting around on Monday

  • HSR is operating on a holiday schedule.
  • DARTS is running on a holiday schedule.
  • GO Transit is operating on a Saturday schedule.

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