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What’s open and closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Toronto 2019

Lots of people are having fun by the colourful Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square. Getty Images

Here is your guide for what services, attractions, major businesses and institutions are open and closed in Toronto on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 2019:

Attractions

Art Gallery of Ontario
Christmas Eve – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casa Loma
Christmas Eve – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CN Tower
Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Boxing Day – 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ontario Science Centre
Christmas Eve – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Regular hours 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout holidays

Royal Ontario Museum
Christmas Eve – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Toronto Public Library
Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – closed

Toronto Zoo
Christmas Eve – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Movie Theatres
Regular hours

Skating Rinks

The city’s outdoor skating rinks, including outside Toronto City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square, are open on Christmas Day.

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Alcohol

Beer Store
Dec 24: All stores scheduled to close at 6 p.m.
Dec 25: All stores closed.
Dec 31: All stores scheduled to close at 6 p.m.
Jan 1: All stores closed.
Below is a list of select Beer Stores open in Toronto on Boxing Day 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 452 Bathurst Street
  • 904 Dufferin St.
  • 500 Dupont St.
  • 1200 Dundas St. W.
  • 529 Oakwood Ave
  • 2153 St. Clair Avenue
  • 2625a Weston Road
  • 534 Parliament Street
  • 227 Gerrard St. E.
  • 609 Roehampton Ave
  • 6212 Yonge Street
  • 3524 Dundas Street W.
  • 1515 Keele St.

LCBO
Christmas Eve – open at regular hours but will close at 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – select stores will be open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Malls

CF Fairview Mall
Christmas Eve – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Scarborough Town Centre
Christmas Eve – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CF Sherway Gardens
Christmas Eve – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CF Shops at Don Mills
Christmas Eve – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Vaughan Mills
Christmas Eve – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Yorkdale
Christmas Eve – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Public transportation

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GO Transit
Christmas Eve – Early homebound schedule
Christmas Day – Sunday schedule
Boxing Day – Saturday schedule

TTC
Christmas Day – Sunday schedule, subways and many routes start at 8 a.m.
Boxing Day – Holiday service

Services

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

City of Toronto operations and municipal offices – most offices are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 311 and emergency services unaffected.

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