Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Curious about what’s open and closed during the upcoming Ottawa Citizens’ Holiday? We’ve covered you.

Many retailers, grocery stores and other services will be closed or have reduced hours on the upcoming non-statutory holiday throughout Ontario, called Colonel By Day in Ottawa.

The province remains in step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, which allows retailers to open without harsh capacity constraints as long as physical distance is maintained.

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St. Laurent Shopping Center will be open from be open from kl. 10 to 18, and shops in Tanger Outlets will be open from kl. 10 to 18

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Most pharmacies, such as Shoppers and Rexall, are open. Contact a specific store to check the holiday season.

Most grocery stores are allowed to open on August 2, but many will have reduced or changed opening hours. Check with a specific store for their opening hours.

Some LCBO stores in Ottawa will run during reduced hours on the Civic Holiday.

The following beer shops in the area will be open from 11:00 to 18:00:

  • 1860 Bank St.
  • 1984 Baseline Rd.
  • 548 Montreal Rd.
  • 515 Somerset St. W.
  • 2144 Carling Ave.
  • 2018 Ogilvie Rd.
  • 3500 Fallowfield Rd.
  • 499 Terry Fox Dr.
  • 2276 Tenth Line Rd.

A number of indoor and wading pools in Ottawa will be open, but swimming times at indoor pools must be reserved in advance, and wading pools have 30-minute time limits.

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Spray pads will also be open if the weather allows.

Surveillance beaches remain open, with regular swimming information sent from Ottawa Public Health.

Some weight and cardio rooms at Ottawa Recreation Centers will be open with changing opening hours on August 2nd. Check out the Ottawa City website for the latest updates on its recreation services.

The National Capital Commission has also published a complete list of beaches and park roads open for walking and cycling.


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Tourism and entertainment

The city’s art galleries Karsh-Masson, Barbara Ann Scott and City Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Civic Holiday, though the local sports hall of fame and all other archives and galleries will be closed.

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The Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes guests from 10 to 16

The Canadian Agricultural and Food Museum will be open from 9:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will both be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Canadian War Museum and the Museum of History in Gatineau will both be closed on Monday during normal business hours.

The National Gallery of Canada will also be open from 6 p.m. 10 to 17

All cinemas are allowed to open in Ottawa during Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan with 50 percent capacity limits.

Buses run on a Sunday schedule on August 2, while Confederation Line LRT runs on a reduced daily schedule.

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Note that the Trillium line will remain closed for construction in connection with phase 2 LRT, replaced by bus connections along the north-south route.

Para Transpo operates according to holiday service.

The OC Transpo customer service center in Rideau Center will be open from 10 to 16

All rules and restrictions for overtime parking are not enforced during the citizens’ holiday.

There will be no rubbish in the curbs, green rubbish bins and recycling collection on the colonel during the day, although waste collection in complexes with several dwellings will not be affected.

All pick-ups at the curb will be delayed by one day, as will recycling, green trash cans and bulky pick-ups in multi-dwelling buildings.

The Trail Road Waste Facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

For anyone needing a coronavirus test, the Brewer Assessment Center will be open to both children and adults from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Drive-thru site on Coventry Road will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will North Grenville assessment center from 9 to 13

The city will list all available walk-in COVID-19 appointments at community clinics on its feeds on social media on Monday. A pop-up clinic will be held at the AMA Community Center, 1216 Hunt Club Rd., From 6 p.m. 12:15 to 19:00 on August 2.

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The supervised injection site and associated program office at Clarence St. 179 closes. The site’s mobile van runs from 17.00 to 23.30

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The OPH Information Center and the COVID-19 telephone line are both closed.

Also closed on August 2:

  • Sexual health clinic and satellite clinics
  • dental clinics
  • parents in Ottawa Drop-ins
  • OPH’s baby helpline and telephone support for breastfeeding parents will not be available.

Customer service centers at Ottawa City Hall and Ben Franklin Place will be closed, as well as the Provincial Criminal Court of 100 Constellation Dr.

Ottawa’s city-run childcare centers are closing at Civic Holiday.

All branches of the Ottawa Public Library will also be closed.

Break centers on Bayview Road, McArthur Road and Cumberland Street will all be closed on Monday and reopen on 3 August.

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Residents can still call 311 for urgent questions that require immediate city attention.


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