Thanksgiving in Burlington, Oakville, and Milton: What Open and Closed

Published October 8, 2023 at 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Monday falls on October 9, 2023.

Here’s what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving Monday in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.


  • Local parks and certain outdoor recreational amenities
  • Most Shoppers Drug Marts, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most restaurants will be open for dining, takeout and delivery, but make sure to call ahead
  • Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
  • Burlington’s nine splash pads and outdoor pools
  • Conservation Halton Parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mount Nemo, Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point
  • Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills
  • Some Starbucks (hours may vary at different locations)
  • Toronto Premium Outlets (9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Other major malls that are open:
    – Square One (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    – Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
    – Vaughan Mills (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
    – Eaton Centre (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.)


  • Banks
  • City/Town halls
  • Most Halton Region offices and services, although all 24-hour/essential services remain open
  • The Animal Shelter will be closed to appointments on Monday, Oct. 9. To report an animal control-related emergency on a holiday, please call 905-335-7777.
  • Most community centres, seniors’ centres, pools, arenas and libraries
  • All Beer Store locations
  • LCBO
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • All indoor pools in Burlington
  • Milton Mall
  • Burlington Centre
  • Mapleview Mall
  • Oakville Place


  • Oakville Transit will be offering its holiday service schedule
  • Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • Milton Transit will not operate
  • GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule


No garbage pick up on Monday, Oct. 9 (all waste collection will be one day later than usual)

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