As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, it’s useful to know which services will be open and closed, whether you’re spending the day out, or if you need to run out for cranberry sauce.
The statutory holiday of Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday of October, this year being October 14. This makes Saturday, Oct. 12 to Monday, Oct. 14 into a long weekend for many people.
Here’s a list of what stays open, and what will close. We advise planning your purchases before Monday, or calling ahead before you make the trip.
What stays open on Thanksgiving Monday:
Some Brampton Community Centres will be open, offering family programs and activities such as indoor skating, swimming and fitness. We recommend calling ahead by dialling 311, or visiting the city’s website for community centres before you plan your outing.
Bramalea City Centre (BCC) will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., but not all retailers will be open. Customers are asked to check with individual retailers on their holiday schedule. BCC’s Metro and FreshCo will remain open.
Restaurants that offer pick-ups and deliveries will most likely remain open for those services. However, many dine-in restaurants will be closed.
Smaller grocery sores, like Rabba and some corner convenience stores will remain open.
What will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday:
Most larger stores will be closed: including all Walmart locations, some Shoppers Drug Mart locations, and all locations for LCBO and Beer Stores.
Banks will be closed on Monday and may also be closed on Sunday. Check with your branch ahead of time.
All Brampton Library branches (Chinguacousy in the Civic Centre, Cyril Clark, Four Corners, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, Springdale and South Fletcher’s) are closed.
Government offices, at all levels of government, will be closed — including Brampton City Hall.
Most city services will be closed or operating under reduced service levels, with few exceptions continuing to operate as per normal, including Emergency Services, Fire Services, and By-Law Enforcement.
Regional services and offices will be closed, including Peel Access to Housing and Children’s Services, Brampton breastfeeding clinics, Children’s Services operations, Learn.Play.Care Child Care Centres, dental services at Peel Public Health clinics, the Meadowvale Peel Public Health Clinic and Rent Supplement, Healthy Sexuality Clinics, Human Services reception, Community Recycling Centres, Employment Resource Centres, Ontario Works in Peel, Peel Living, Public Works reception,
If you’re taking public transit on Thanksgiving Monday:
Brampton Transit will operate on Sunday/holiday schedule, with transit terminals being closed.
GO Transit will operate on Sunday/holiday schedule as well.