What's open and closed Victoria Day Monday in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton
This year, Victoria Day falls on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Many things that are typically open will be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Halton Region has also banned the sale and use of fireworks in order to prevent gatherings.
Residents are asked to refrain from inviting friends and family over for Victoria Day celebrations, as gatherings of more than five people are currently not permitted by the province of Ontario.
Restaurants will still not be permitted to offer dine-in service, but some might still be open for takeout and delivery. To see a list of Halton restaurants that have indicated they're offering takeout and/or delivery over the course of the pandemic, click here.
Here's what is open and closed this long weekend:
- Local parks are open, but park amenities (playgrounds, sports courts, exercise equipment, etc) and parking lots are closed (bylaw officers may be patrolling parks and issuing warnings and tickets for physical distancing violations
- Provincial parks are open during the day, but beaches will remain closed for the time being and overnight camping is not yet permitted
- Most Shoppers Drug Marts, but call ahead to be sure
- Some restaurants will be open for takeout and delivery only, so be sure to call before heading out
- Some smaller grocery stores, such as Rabba grocery stores
- Some Whole Foods Market locations
- Toronto Premium Outlets
- Most Shoppers Drug Marts (some locations will be open)
- Movie theatres
- Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)
- City of Burlington parks and rec/facilities
- Oakville Museum
- Oakville's First Post Office
- Square One Shopping Centre
- Bramalea City Centre
- Vaughan Mills
- Eaton Centre
- Pacific Mall
- Halton court services
- Most major grocery stores (some stores will be open, so be sure to call ahead to confirm)
- All Milton community centres
- FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
- All Milton Public Library branches will be closed on May 20
- Burlington City Hall and administrative services
- Burlington Animal Shelter and Control
- All Burlington Public Library branches will be closed on May 20
- Oakville Town Hall
- All Oakville community centres, seniors’ centres, youth centres, pools, and arenas
- Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (closed Saturday, May 18, Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20)
- All Oakville Public Library branches (closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 20)
- The parking garage at 300 Church St. in Oakville
- Mapleview Centre
- Oakville Place
- Burlington Centre
- Beer Store
- Government offices
- No mail delivery
- Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later
- Oakville Transit will operate on a holiday schedule
- Burlington Transit will run on a holiday schedule (Downtown Transit Terminal and Handi-Van Dispatch will be closed)
- Milton Transit will not be operating (Milton access+, specialized service, will also be unavailable)
- GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
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