Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks and we're definitely giving thanks for a long weekend. Usually people love spending an extra day off work relaxing at home but some people do like to get out there and have fun. We've got all you need to know about what's open and closed on Thanksgiving in Toronto.
A lot of places are closed on Thanksgiving Day but if you're itching to get out of the house on Monday fear not. There are still places that will be open on the holiday.
If you're looking for activities to do on the holiday Monday in the city, lots of tourist attractions and retail centres will be open.
The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, the AGO, the Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Zoo are just a few attractions that are open for visitors.
The Eaton Centre will also be open. Though most of these locations aren't open for the entire day.
Toronto Island Ferry and Toronto Island Park will be open so if you're looking to get out and take in some nature you'll be set.
Restaurants, bars, small retail stores and gas stations all have the option to stay open on civic holidays but be sure to check ahead before you head out.
Also, two Toronto Beer Store locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
The Gardiner Expressway will be closed on Saturday and Sunday far fall maintenance but it will re-open on Monday at 5 a.m. so travel on Thanksgiving Day through the city's core won't be so stressful.
Since it's a holiday you can expect most establishments and some attractions to be closed.
Most grocery stores in the city are closed on Thanksgiving so you've got to get your holiday food shopping out of the way before Monday in order to have a great meal.
All federal, provincial and municipal government offices are closed and same with banks and libraries. And Canada Post won't be collecting or delivery mail on Monday.
While some Beer Store locations are open, LCBO stores are all closed on Thanksgiving Day.
While transit won't be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the TTC will be running on a holiday schedule and GO Transit will be running on a reduced Sunday schedule.
But no matter what you choose to do on Thanksgiving Day, staying home or going out, have fun and enjoy the long weekend while it lasts.