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What's closed over the holiday season in Montreal

What's closed over the holiday season in Montreal
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If you’re looking for a breakdown of what will be open and closed throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, look no further.

No thanks to COVID-19, Quebec has shut down movie theatres, gyms, spas, nightclubs, and casinos until furth notice. As for malls and stores, they will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 10 a.m. on Boxing Day, Dec. 26. They will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen on Jan. 2.

Outdoor markets, including Atwater Market, Jean-Talon Market, and Maisonneuve Market, will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2.

The SAQ locations will also close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26. They will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Much like the SAQ, Société québécoise du cannabis outlets will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopen at 1 p.m. on Dec. 26. Outlets will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen at 9 a.m. on Jan. 2. Express delivery will not be available on Dec. 24-25 or Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Canada Post offices are closed on December 25 and 26 and delivery will resume on December 27. Some privately operated postal outlets operate according to their own hours, so check with the outlet. There is no delivery on Jan. 1, so no need to check your mailbox that day.

The Biodome, the Botanical Gardens, and the Science Centre will be closed.

Outdoor skating rinks and cross-country trails will be closed.

Most swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and other cultural sites are closed Dec. 24 to 26 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. We recommend you check your borough for more information and for COVID-19 restrictions.

Banks are closed from Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2.

Municipal and borough offices are closed until Jan. 4, but you can still phone 311 if needed.

Revenue Quebec offices are closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Municipal Court on Gosford Street is closed until Jan. 4, with some modifications to other service counters.

Accès Montréal offices are closed until Jan. 4, inclusively.

Transit

Public transit will remain in operation, though it will be operating on a Sunday schedule (visit the STM website for specifics)

STM buses are operating on a holiday schedule from Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2. Check the schedule online before leaving your house.

Anyone using adapted transit must request their rides one day in advance and can book trips to arrive latest by 3 a.m. on Dec. 24, 25, and 31, as well as Jan. 1.

Société de transport de Laval (STL) is offering pay-by-donation bus service, taxi service, shuttle service and adapted transit on Dec. 24 and 31; donations will go to Moisson Laval.

STL buses are running on a Saturday schedule on Dec. 24 and 31 and on a Sunday schedule from Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2. We recommend you check schedules online.

Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) buses and taxi services are running on a Sunday schedule from Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2. Adapted transit is operating on a Saturday schedule. We recommend you check the schedule online before leaving your home.

exo commuter trains will run on a Sunday schedule from Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2. Check the schedules online for more info.

Parking

All regular parking restrictions and payment schedules remain in effect.

Street parking downtown is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends until Jan. 2.

Compost, recycling and garbage collections will continue as scheduled. Check with your local borough for more information.

What’s open:

Some depanneurs will remain open over the holidays.

Some pharmacies will remain open, especially larger chains such as Pharmaprix.

St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Notre-Dame Basilica will remain open

 

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