Here's what's open and closed in Montreal on Thanksgiving Monday

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Some public services around Montreal are closed or operating on different hours this Thanksgiving Monday. (The Canadian Press - image credit)
Some public services around Montreal are closed or operating on different hours this Thanksgiving Monday. (The Canadian Press - image credit)

Some public services around Montreal are closed or operating on different hours this Thanksgiving Monday.

Here's a partial list of what's going on.

What's closed

  • Federal, provincial and municipal government offices.

  • Banks.

  • Courthouses.

  • Some libraries (check with your borough).

  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Canada Post offices (there will be no collection or delivery of mail).

What's open

  • Most major grocery stores.

  • Public markets (Atwater, Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve).

  • Most shopping malls.

  • Pharmacies.

  • SAQ and SQDC stores (except outlets in malls that are closed).

  • Hospitals and emergency services.

  • Cinemas.

  • Most restaurants and bars (check ahead).

  • Ecocentres.

Attractions:

  • The McCord and Pointe-à-Callière museums.

  • The Biodôme.

  • The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

  • The Botanical Garden and Insectarium.

  • La Ronde.

  • The Montreal Science Centre.

  • The Montreal Casino.

Transit

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is running on a holiday schedule with modified bus times. Check the changes specific to your route on its website.

Exo trains are on a Sunday schedule (no service on the Candiac, Mascouche and Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines) and all Exo buses are running on a Saturday schedule.

All City of Montreal parking regulations and restrictions still apply on Thanksgiving Day.

COVID-19 testing and vaccines

A number of COVID-19 testing sites in Montreal are open with regular hours of operation, while a handful are closed for the holiday Monday or running at different hours.

Check the province's website to see which locations are offering testing today and when.

A list of places offering COVID-19 vaccinations is also available on the government's website.

Garbage and recycling

Collection of household waste, bulky objects, recyclables, food waste, green waste and dead leaves will take place as scheduled.

Green waste collection will be postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 12 for Montréal-Nord.

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