What's Open & Closed In Montreal On Labour Day

Happy long weekend, Montreal! To help you plan all the things you're going to do, here's a handy list of what's open and what's closed this Labour Day, which falls on September 6.

This isn't a complete list and we recommend checking websites as well as calling before you head out — just to be on the safe side.

What's open on Labour Day?

  • Most IGA grocery store locations are open, according to its website
  • Most pharmacies are open
  • Smaller stores, including food shops and depanneurs or shops that aren't in malls, may be open
  • Public markets are open, including Atwater (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Jean-Talon (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • La Ronde is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Cinemas are open
  • Many sports and cultural facilities are open with a varied schedule, depending on the borough
  • The Biodome, Botanical Garden, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium and Biosphere are open with limited capacity due to COVID-19
  • All of the City's digital services remain accessible, as does the 311 hotline, but emails won't be processed until September 7
  • Garbage and recycling collections (as well as other city collections) are happening according to their usual schedules except for green waste in Montréal-Nord, which is postponed to the next day
  • Écocentres remain open, according to the current schedule, which is daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Exo is still running but special schedules are in effect on its entire network (train, bus and paratransit) so plan your trip online
  • The STM is running on an adapted schedule; check the website for more info

What's closed on Labour Day?

  • Large shopping malls are closed
  • Many bigger grocery stores, including a number of Metro locations, are closed
  • Accès Montréal offices (BAM) and permit counters are closed
  • Most SAQ branches are closed, except those in public markets and SAQ Express, which will maintain their usual hours
  • SQDC branches are closed, as is its customer relationship centre, but same-day express delivery service remains available
  • The Municipal court's service counters and courtrooms are closed, but court appearances for detained people will continue as usual at 775, rue Gosford
  • Canada Post will be closed with no mail collection or delivery

In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.