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This year, Labour Day conveniently falls on the very first day of September. For many of you, that means a well-deserved long weekend before getting back into the autumnal grind and a great opportunity to kick back and catch up on some you time. Just don't forget that it also means many businesses and establishments are closed.
Here's a fairly comprehensive list of what's closed and what's open on Labour Day 2014.
most municipal and city of Montreal offices
most provincial and federal offices
postal service and Canada Post post offices
major grocery stores/supermarkets
most retail stores, but flower stores, bookstores, and other small shops can open so they choose
some restaurants that close anyway on Mondays, best to check beforehand
most service-based businesses like hair salons, restaurants, gas stations
most pharmacies, but hours may be reduced
all SAQ Express and some SAQ Classique liquor stores, with direct street access
many local swimming pools, for one last pool day
public markets/farmers markets
most Montreal tourism and cultural centers
garbage/recycling pick ups
public transportation runs on weekend/holiday schedule
If in doubt, you can call 311 (Montreal's information hotline) on your telemaphone for complete details.
So be sure to bust out your white linen suit for one last hurrah and, should you find yourself with a day off from labour, check out some of these awesome things to do in Montreal:
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