What's open and closed on Labour Day
Published Friday, August 31, 2012 3:25PM EDT
Don’t relax too hard on Labour Day weekend – there’s still some planning to do if you don’t want to be left without many services on Monday.
Banks and post offices are closed for Labour Day, as is Ottawa City Hall, its seven client centres and the provincial courthouse on Elgin Street.
Garbage, green bin and recycling pickup are cancelled for Monday, delaying everyone’s collection a day.
The exception is for garbage containers at multi-residential buildings which will be emptied as usual.
OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule, a good chance for riders to get acquainted with the transit service’s new fall timetable which starts this Sunday.
Riders wanting to get a new bus pass or other service can visit Lincoln Fields, Place D’Orleans and St. Laurent from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the Rideau Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Speaking of the Rideau Centre, it’s the only one of Ottawa’s major shopping centres to be open on Labour Day (during those hours listed above) – Bayshore, Place d’Orleans and St. Laurent shopping centres are closed.
LCBO and Beer Store location aren’t open Monday, except for select “agency” stores in small communities.
Recreation facilities will mostly be open in Ottawa, but programs may be cancelled.
Ottawa Public Library branches and city child care centres will be closed.