It's the unofficial beginning of summer for many in Windsor and Essex County, but life doesn't always take a break for the long weekend so here's what is and isn't business as usual for the Victoria Day holiday.
City of Windsor offices will be closed on Victoria Day. City Council will next meet on Monday, May 29 at 6 p.m.
The 311 Call Centre will be closed for Victoria Day as well. Regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. resume May 23.
211 Windsor-Essex will be open 24 hours on Monday.
There will be no residential collection services on Victoria Day. Residential garbage, yard waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day. Night commercial services are not delayed.
The public drop-off and household chemical waste depots located at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and E.C. Row will be closed on Monday. It will be open Tuesday for regular spring hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parks and Recreation
All community and customer care centres will be closed, except for scheduled rentals, on Monday May 22.
The WFCU Centre continues to host the Memorial Cup tournament so it will remain open on the holiday Monday.
All other arenas will be closed.
The International Aquatic and Training Centre will be open on Monday.
The natatorium will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Open Adult and Fit Lanes.
The fitness centre will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All other indoor pools in Windsor will be closed.
Adventure Bay Family Water Park will be open from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday.
Cannon Cove will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Victoria Day.
All locations of the Windsor Public Library will be closed for Victoria Day.
The Chimczuk Museum and François Baby House are normally closed on Mondays, and will remain closed on Victoria Day.
City buses will run on the Sunday/Holiday schedule on Victoria Day.
The Tunnel Bus will operate on a regular weekday schedule.
Transit Windsor's customer service office on Chatham St. W will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday.
There will be no municipal parking enforcement on Victoria Day, and municipal ticket payment offices will be closed as well.
Beer and Liquor
All Beer Stores will be closed Victoria Day.
Several Beer Store outlets in Windsor-Essex will have extended hours on Sunday, May 21.
All LCBO stores will be closed for Victoria Day. Some LCBO agency stores may remain open on May 22.
Beginning with the Victoria Day long weekend, resort and cottage-area LCBO stores may have extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Groceries & Shopping
Devonshire Mall is set to open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Victoria Day.
Tecumseh Mall's holiday hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Basics outlets in Windsor on Lauzon Rd, Goyeau Rd. and Tecumseh Rd. W. will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Real Canadian Superstores in Windsor and Chatham will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and in Leamington from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sobeys stores in Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Blenheim and Chatham will be open their regular Monday hours.
Costco in Windsor is closed for the holiday.
These are just some examples; check with your local retailer for their holiday hours.
Banking & Financial Markets
Most major Canadian financial institutions are closed for Victoria Day, including TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO and WFCU. Canadian markets, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, are closed.
It is not a holiday in the United States, so American markets such as the NYSE or NASDAQ will be trading.
The Greater Essex County District School Board and the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board are closed for Victoria Day.
There will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on Victoria Day. However, post offices operated by the private sector will be open according to the hours of service of the host business.