December 28, 2018 5:00 am
Updated: January 1, 2019 9:20 am

What’s open and closed in Toronto on New Year’s Day

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Here is your guide for what services, attractions, major businesses and institutions are open and closed in Toronto on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

Attractions

Art Gallery of Ontario
New Year’s Eve – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casa Loma
New Year’s Eve – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CN Tower

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New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ontario Science Centre
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Royal Ontario Museum
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Toronto Zoo
New Year’s Eve – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Alcohol 

Beer Store
New Year’s Eve – Open at regular hours, closes at 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

LCBO
New Year’s Eve – Most stores open until 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

Malls 

CF Fairview Mall
New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

Scarborough Town Centre
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

Square One
New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CF Sherway Gardens
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

CF Shops at Don Mills
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

CF Toronto Eaton Centre
New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Vaughan Mills
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Yorkdale
New Year’s Eve – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

Public transportation 

Go Transit
New Year’s Eve – Early homebound late-night service and free rides after 7 p.m. The UP Express runs on normal schedule and is also free after 7 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Operating on a holiday schedule.

“We’ve been doing it for quite a number of years – providing free GO trains and buses for people – including late night service,” said Metrolinx spokesperson, Anne Marie Aikins.

“It starts at 7 p.m. and we have some party trains that go very late at night to get people home and UP Express goes every 15 minutes until 1 a.m. and it’s free as well.”

TTC
New Year’s Eve – Operating on a Sunday schedule with most routes beginning operations at 8 a.m. You can ride for free after 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. New Year’s Day. Service on most routes will be running until around 3:30 a.m. or 4 a.m.
New Year’s Day – Operating on a Sunday schedule, meaning most routes will start around 8 a.m.

Other transit services in the GTA will also be offering free service the night of New Year’s Eve, including Mississauga’s MiWay, Brampton Transit, Oakville Transit, York Region Transit and Durham Region Transit.

Services 

City of Toronto garbage collection – no collection on New Year’s Day and all pick up dates beginning on Tuesday will be shifted by a day (i.e. Tuesday’s pick up will be on Wednesday).

City of Toronto operations and municipal offices – offices will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Toronto Public Library
New Year’s Eve – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New Year’s Day – Closed

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