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What’s open and closed in Peterborough over the Christmas holidays

A number of Peterborough services and businesses will be closed over the holidays. Getty Images

Christmas Day falls on a Saturday which means many facilities and services in Peterborough will see modified hours on Friday, Dec. 24 and/or closures during the holiday period to Monday, Jan. 3.

Regular hours for most services will resume on Jan. 4.

The City of Peterborough’s public works office remains open during the period. Urgent matters can be served by calling 705-745-1386. The line is monitored daily 24 hours a day.

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All emergency shelter services can be reached at 705-926-0096.

Here are the hours of operation for some services and businesses over the holidays (most times according to online postings).

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Garbage/recycling collection

  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 3: Regular schedule for garbage and recycling collection. For missed recycling collection, phone Emterra at 705-742-3139. For missed garbage collection, phone Public Works at 705-745-1386.

Bensfort Road Landfill

  • Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Dec. 25-27: Closed
  • Dec. 28-31: Open 8 a.m. to  4:45 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-3: Closed

Recycling drop-off depot

  • Dec. 24 to Jan 3: Open regular hours

Hazardous waste depot

  • Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-30: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec 31: Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-3: Closed
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Peterborough city hall

  • Noon Dec. 24 to Jan. 3: Closed (including the tax office, clerk’s office, building services and planning)

Peterborough Transit

Holiday service hours run Dec. 23 to Jan. 7, however, all late evening trips that depart after 11:30 p.m. are cancelled.

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All routes:

  • Dec. 24: Last trip on all routes will depart no later than 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: No service
  • Dec. 31: Last trip departing no later than 7:15 p.m. Extended New Year’s Eve service will not be offered this year.
  • Jan. 1: No service

Route changes:

  • Dec. 23 to Jan. 7: All weekday Route 11/11A Water trips will be cancelled.
  • Dec. 24 and Dec. 31: Route 2 Chemong trip departing from Rowberry at 7:15 p.m. will end at the Peterborough Terminal.

Transit customer service desk at the Simcoe Street Terminal holiday hours:

  • Dec. 24: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 27-30: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

Regular hours resume at the Simcoe Street Bus Terminal on Jan. 2. For inquiries, call Transit Operations at 705-745-0525 or by email at transitoperations@peterborough.ca.

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Peterborough social services

Noon Dec. 24 to Jan. 3: Closed

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Provincial offences office (front desk, 99 Simcoe St.)

  • Dec. 24: Open 9 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-31: Open 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-2: Closed

New Canadians Centre (221 Romaine St.)

Closed: Dec. 20-31. Reopens Jan. 3

Arts, leisure and recreation

Peterborough Memorial Centre

  • Dec. 24-26: Closed for ice rentals
  • Dec. 27: Open for Blue Rodeo concert
  • Dec. 28-29: Open 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Dec. 30: Open 6 a.m.; Petes’ game at 7:05 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Open 6 a.m.; Petes’ game at 4:05 p.m.
  • Jan 2: Open regular hours

Arena box office: Closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.

Healthy Planet Arena 

  • Dec. 24: Open 6 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: Open noon to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 27-30: Open 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Dec. 31: Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2: Regular hours

Kinsmen Civic Centre

  • Dec. 24: Open 6 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25 to Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2: Regular hours

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre (775 Brealey Dr.)

  • Dec. 24: Open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-26: Closed
  • Dec. 27-31: Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2: Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 3: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St. N.)

  • Dec. 24: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-31: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-3: Closed

Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Rd.)

Check the museum website for any last-minute changes prior to visiting.

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  • Dec. 22-23: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed.
  • Dec. 29: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-2: Closed

Beginning the week of Jan. 3, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Trent University Bata Library

  • Dec. 22-23: Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 24 to Jan. 4: Closed

Peterborough YMCA of Central East Ontario (123 Aylmer St. S.)

Holiday hours:

  • Dec. 24: Open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-26: Closed
  • Dec. 27-30: Regular hours
  • Dec. 31: Open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

Art Gallery of Peterborough (250 Crescent St.)

  • Dec. 23-26: Closed
  • Dec. 29-31: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan. 2: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 3-31: Closed for renovations and installation of new exhibitors. Online programming will continue on Facebook (@AGPtbo), Twitter (@AGPtbo_) and Instagram (@AGPtbo_).

Peterborough Museum and Archives (300 Hunter St. E.)

  • Dec. 24: Open 9 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-31: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1-3: Closed

Hutchinson House Museum (270 Brock St.)

  • Dec. 21-28: Closed

Health

COVID-19 vaccination clinics

  • Dec. 25: No clinics

Peterborough Public Health vaccination clinics continue over the holidays. Visit the health unit’s website for a full list of upcoming clinics in the city and county for first, second and booster vaccinations. The health unit notes all booster vaccinations must be booked by appointment — walk-ins will not be accepted.

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One Roof Community Centre (99 Brock St. 

  • Open daily 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; extended hours for extreme weather alerts 8:30 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (466 George St. North)

  • Dec. 24: Open 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-30: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Jan. 1: Closed

FourCast (200-130 Hunter St. West)

  • Dec. 24: Open 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-30: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Dec. 31: Open 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Jan. 1: Closed

360 Clinic (360 George. St. North)

  • Dec. 24: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-28: Closed
  • Dec. 29-30: Open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network)

  • Dec: 24: Open 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Dec. 25-Jan 3: Closed
  • Jan. 4: Open noon to 5 p.m.

Elizabeth Fry Society (150 King St., fourth floor)

  • Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 25-Jan. 3: Offices closed, peer support 24/7 by calling 705-768-4334
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Shopping

Holiday hours according to businesses’ websites (check stores for regular hours).

LCBO (Check the store locator on LCBO.com for specific outlet hours)

  • Dec. 23: Three Peterborough outlets open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. except Portage Place outlet, open from 9 a.m to 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: All Peterborough outlets open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: All stores closed
  • Dec. 26-31: Check the store locator on LCBO.com for specific store hours.
  • Jan. 1: All stores closed

The Beer Store

  • Dec. 23: All stores open regular hours
  • Dec. 24: 1900 Lansdowne St. closes at 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: All stores closed
  • Dec. 26: 1900 Lansdowne St. open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; all others closed
  • Dec. 31: All stores open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: All stores closed

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Lansdowne Place Mall (holiday hours)

  • Dec. 24: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: Open 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

Costco (485 The Parkway) holiday hours:

  • Dec. 21-23: Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed
  • Jan 2: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Walmart (1002 Chemong Rd. and 950 Lansdowne St. W.):

  • Dec. 21-23: Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dec. 24: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dec. 27: Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 1: Closed

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