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Published February 16, 2024

Family Day 2024 - What's Open & Closed

Changes to garbage collection, public transit, retail hours and more
What's open and closed, capacity restrictions under new COVID measures

Family Day is a provincial holiday. Some federal government offices will be open; business as usual at Canada Post. 

CLOSED

  • Municipal and provincial government offices
  • Schools
  • Banks
  • Beer stores
  • Liquor stores
  • MOST grocery stores (see OPEN section below)
  • SOME drug stores (see OPEN section below)
  • Georgian Mall
  • Bayfield Mall
  • Kozlov Centre
  • Orillia Square Mall

OPEN

Drug Stores

While some drug stores are closed, select locations are open. Click below to check for open locations and their hours:

Grocery Stores

While most grocery stores are closed, select locations are open. Click below to check for open locations and their hours:

Malls

  • Tanger Outlet Mall - Cookstown - 11 am to 7 pm
  • Upper Canada Mall - Newmarket - 11 am to 6 pm
  • Vaughan Mills - 11 am to 7 pm

Gas Stations

Select gas stations are open around the city and surrounding areas.

Post Offices

  • Canada Post delivery and collection as per usual
  • Pharmacies that operate post offices and choose to close on Family Day will be inaccessible
  • Stand-alone Post Offices will be open for business

Government Offices

  • Federal government offices will be open

GARBAGE COLLECTION

  • Simcoe County - regular waste collection day for areas serviced by Simcoe County; landfill sites closed
  • Barrie - NO collection pick up; collection will be a day later this week; landfill site closed
  • Orillia - NO collection pick up; collection will be a day later this week; landfill site closed

PUBLIC TRANSIT

  • Barrie Sunday schedule
  • Bradford No service
  • Colltrans No service
  • Clearview No service
  • Midland/Penetanguishene No service
  • Orillia No service
  • Simcoe County Linx No service except for Route 4 (Collingwood to Wasaga Beach) which will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • GO Transit Saturday schedule
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