Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and good food — the last hurrah before winter settles in.
So, if you’re planning to make the most of it, you may first want to check out this list of what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving Monday:
- Small grocery and convenience stores
- Many SAQ outlets but check the company website first
- Most pharmacies but some may have reduced staff, call ahead
- Some restaurants, gas stations, bookstores, antique shops and florists
- Maisonneuve and Atwater markets will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. while Jean-Talon Market will close at 6 p.m.
- Bonsecours Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
- The Botanical Gardens and the Insectarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and the Biodome will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Some retail stores and malls will be open, but others will be closed, call ahead
- Federal and provincial government offices
- Most Montreal municipal offices, including borough offices and Accès Montréal
- The municipal courthouse on Gosford Street
- Most banks will be closed
- The Pointe-à-Callière Museum will be closed
- Some retail stores and malls will be closed, but some will be open, call ahead
- Arenas, swimming pools, libraries and sports centres have varying schedules. Check your borough or city website before heading out
Garbage and recycling
The City of Montreal and all its boroughs will have regular garbage and recycling pickup and Montreal Ecocentres will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The STM will follow a holiday schedule while the RTL and STL will operate on a Saturday schedule.
- The Vaudreuil-Hudson RTM line will operate on a Sunday schedule while the Saint-Jérôme line will run on a weekend schedule.
- There will be no service on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Candiac, Deux-Montagnes and Mascouche RTM lines.
- Parking meters and parking restrictions still apply.