What’s Open and Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

Plan Ahead

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Most retail outlets, businesses, municipal offices and some fast food restaurants will be closing early, many by 5pm, some earlier

  • Georgian Mall – 9:30-5:00
  • Bayfield Mall – 9:30-5:00
  • Kozlov Centre – 9:30-5:00
  • Tanger Outlets – 9:30-6:00
  • Orillia Square Mall – 9:30-5:00
  • Upper Canada Mall – 9:00-5:00
  • Vaughan Mills – 10:00-6:00
  • Some drug stores will be open until midnight. Click Shoppers Drug MartRexall/PharmaPlus or Guardian for store locations and hours

Public Transit

  • Barrie – regular weekday service with extended FREE service from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Bradford – regular service until 5:00 pm; FREE service run s from December 31 at 5 p.m. until January 1 at 3 a.m.
  • Colltrans – service until 6pm
  • Collingwood/Wasaga Beach Link – regular service
  • Collingwood/Blue Mountains Link – regular service
  • Midland – service ends at 3:15 pm
  • Orillia – Regular service from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. FREE transit from 7:45 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. (final departure
    downtown)
  • Simcoe County Linx – regular service
  • GO Transit – Early homebound, extra late-night trains + FREE service after 7 p.m.
    • Trip departing Union at 12:40 will make additional stops at York University, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Bradford
    • Trip departing Union at 13:40 will make additional stops at York University, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Bradford, Barrie South and Allandale
    • Trip departing Union at 14:40 will make additional stops at York University, Barrie South and Allandale
    • Cancelled trips from Union at 17:35 & 18:35
    • Cancelled trips from Aurora to Union at 13:41 & 14:41
    • Extra trip will depart Allandale Waterfront at 20:00, make all stops to Aurora, and then express to Union arriving at 21:38
    • Extra trip will depart Union at 01:40 to Allandale Waterfront and arrive at 03:20

Events

Garbage Collection

  • Barrie – regular collection
  • Orillia – regular collection
  • Simcoe County – regular collection

NEW YEAR’S DAY

CLOSED

  • Government offices
  • Canada Post
  • Banks
  • Most retail outlets and malls, including:
    • Georgian Mall
    • Bayfield Mall
    • Kozlov Centre – stores with outside entrances may be open
    • Tanger Outlets
    • Orillia Square Mall

OPEN

  • Upper Canada Mall – 11:00-6:00
  • Vaughan Mills – 10:00-7:00
  • Some drug stores will be open. Click Shoppers Drug MartRexall/PharmaPlus or Guardian for store locations and hours
  • convenience stores
  • gas stations
  • some coffee shops
  • some restaurants
  • movie theatres
  • Casino Rama – Orillia
  • Gateway Casinos – Innisfil

Public Transit

  • Barrie – Sunday schedule
  • Bradford – none
  • Colltrans – regular service
  • Collingwood/Wasaga Beach Link – regular service
  • Collingwood/Blue Mountains Link – regular service
  • Midland – none
  • Orillia – none
  • Simcoe County Linx – none
  • GO Transit – Sunday schedule

Garbage Collection

  • Barrie – no garbage, organics or recycling collection; pick-up will be one day late for the remainder of the week
  • Orillia – no garbage, organics or recycling collection; pick-up will be one day late for the remainder of the week
  • Simcoe County – no garbage, organics or recycling collection; pick-up will be one day late for the remainder of the week