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Here’s what grocery stores, malls and attractions are open and closed on Good Friday in Ontario

Good Friday is on March 29 this year and it’s the start of the Easter long weekend.

So, you might be wondering what grocery stores, malls, restaurants, attractions and more are open and closed in Ontario.

Since Good Friday is a stat holiday and most people in Ontario have the day off work and school, a lot of places across the province are closed.

But quite a few spots are open for people to shop, dine and explore!

Here’s what grocery stores, malls, attractions and more are open and closed on Good Friday in Ontario.

Grocery stores

Costco:Costco is closed on Good Friday in Ontario.

Walmart: Most Walmart stores are closed on March 29 but a few locations across the province are open to shoppers.

These Walmart stores are open on Good Friday:

  • 3600 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Vaughan (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • 23550 Woodbine Ave., Keswick (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 545 Holland St. W., Bradford (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 17940 Yonge St., Newmarket (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 135 First Commerce Dr., Aurora (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 1050 Hoover Pk. Dr., Stouffville (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 670 Applewood Cres., Vaughan (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 255 Silver Linden Dr, Richmond Hill (7 am to 10 pm)
  • 114 Lombard St., Smiths Falls (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • 1111 Davis Dr., Newmarket (8 am to 6 pm)
  • 1900 Major Mackenzie Dr., Vaughan (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 1070 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Richmond Hill (9 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • 8300 Highway 27, Woodbridge (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • 700 Center St., Thornhill (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Metro: These Metro grocery stores are open on Good Friday:

  • 5612 Main St., Stouffville (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 1 Henderson Dr., Aurora, (9 am to 6 pm)
  • 444 Yonge St., Toronto, (9 am to 8 pm)
  • 7835 McLeod Rd., Niagara Falls (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 11729 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 6740 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • 3100 Howard Ave., Windsor (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Longo’s: These Longo’s stores are open from 8 am to 5 pm on Good Friday:

  • 808 York Mills Rd., Toronto
  • 2810 Major MacKenzie Dr., Maple
  • 15 York St., Toronto
  • 10860 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
  • 650 Wellington St. E., Aurora
  • 9306 Bathurst St., Vaughan
  • 7355 Bayview Ave., Thornhill
  • 98 Copper Creek Dr., Markham
  • 18319 Yonge St. E., Gwillimbury
  • 111 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto
  • 1100 King St. W., Toronto

Loblaws: Most Loblaws grocery stores are closed on Friday, March 29.

These are the locations that are open for shoppers:

  • 301 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • 200 Bullock Dr., Markham (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • 60 Carlton St., Toronto (7 am to 10 pm)
  • 400 Kent St. W., Lindasy (8 am to 8 pm)

Rabba: All Rabba locations in the Greater Toronto Area are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Liquor stores

LCBO: Closed on Good Friday.

The Beer Store: Closed on March 29, 2024.

Wine Rack: Wine Rack stores are open across Toronto during the Easter long weekend, including on Friday, March 29.

Malls and shopping centers

Eaton Centre: Open from 11 am to 7 pm on Good Friday.

Yorkdale: Closed on March 29, 2024.

Sherway Gardens: Closed.

Rideau Centre: This mall in Ottawa is closed on Good Friday.

Square One: Closed.

Bramalea City Centre: Closed on Friday, March 29.

Vaughan Mills: Closed.

Toronto Premium Outlets: This shopping center near Toronto is open from 9:30 am to 7 pm on March 29.

Outlet Collection at Niagara: Open on Good Friday between 10 am and 6 pm

Upper Canada Mall: Open from 11 am to 6 pm

Things to do

Royal Ontario Museum: Open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Good Friday.

Casa Loma: Toronto’s Casa Loma is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm

Journey Behind The Falls: This attraction in Niagara Falls is open between 9 am and 7 pm

National Art Gallery of Canada: This art gallery in Ottawa is open on Good Friday.

Canadian Museum of Nature: Open in Ottawa between 9:30 am and 4 pm

CN Tower: The CN Tower’s main observation level is open between 10 am and 9 pm on Good Friday.

Hockey Hall of Fame: Open from 10 am to 5 pm

Rouge National Urban Park: This national park — which borders Toronto, Markham, Pickering and Uxbridge — is open every day of the year.

The Distillery District: Open from 12 pm to 5 pm

Butterfly Conservatory: This conservatory in Niagara Falls is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday.

Services

Canada Post:Canada Post is closed on stat holidays. So, there is no collection or delivery of mail on Good Friday.

Banks: Banks in Ontario are closed on March 29, 2024.

But you can still withdraw cash from ATMs and access your accounts, pay bills, and more with online banking on the state holiday.

Service Canada: Service Canada locations in Ontario are closed on Good Friday.

ServiceOntario: Closed on Good Friday.

Now that certain ServiceOntario services are online, you can still renew your driver’s license, renew your license plate, renew your health card, and more even when centers are closed.

Transit

TTC: Holiday service is operated on Good Friday.

All TTC routes are on their Sunday service schedules but start earlier at around 6 am

If a route doesn’t normally operate on Sundays, there is no service on March 29, 2024.

GO Transit: GO Transit is on a Sunday schedule for Good Friday which means trains and buses operate on the Sunday timetable for each route.

Not all GO Transit routes have weekend service so you need to check a route’s specific schedule for information about service on March 29.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.