Many services and businesses in Montreal will be affected by the holiday on Thanksgiving Monday.
Here’s a list of what to expect to help you plan your vacation weekend.
Most of the offices of the City of Montreal and of the borough offices will be closed, as well as the counters and the Accès Montréal offices will allow it.
However, telephone line 311 and online services set up during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain accessible, although email requests received during the holidays will not be processed until October 12.
Recycling, garbage and waste collection will take place as usual in most of the city, with the exception of Montreal North, where garden waste collection is postponed until October 12.
The ecocentres are open according to the usual schedule from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Service counters and courtrooms will be closed, but inmate appearances are maintained in the building at 775 Gosford Street.
Canada Post offices and banks will be closed.
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Public places :
The Biodome, the Botanical Garden and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium are open, but are operating at a limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Proof of vaccination will also be required because the Quebec COVID-19 vaccine passport system is now in effect across the province.
Visitors are welcome to purchase their tickets online. For more information on opening hours, visit Space for Life website. The Insectarium remains closed due to ongoing renovations.
Public libraries, cultural venues, arenas, sports centers and swimming pools will be open according to the schedules set by their respective boroughs. Call ahead. Some of these sites also require proof of vaccination to enter, so visitors are advised to prepare.
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The Eaton Center, Alexis Nihon and Rockland and other shopping malls will be open from 10 a.m. but closing times vary.
Public markets are open with variable hours. The Atwater and Maisonneuve markets will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Jean-Talon opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Most SAQ branches will be open on Thanksgiving Monday.
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STM buses will operate on a vacation schedule on Monday, October 11. Regular transport times for adapted transport users are automatically canceled on statutory holidays, with the exception of dialysis treatments. Those traveling on Thanksgiving must request occasional transportation.
Exo commuter buses will run on Saturday, Thanksgiving Monday.
As for the exo commuter trains, the service is canceled on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Candiac and Masacouche lines on Monday, while the Vaudreuil-Hudson line will run according to a schedule on Sunday and the Saint-Jérôme line will operate on a daily schedule. weekend.
Parking meters and parking signs remain in effect on statutory holidays.
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