Thanksgiving: open or closed on October 12, 2020?

What is open on Monday, October 12 for Thanksgiving?

The long weekend will end with this second Monday in October as every year. The City of Montreal will close some facilities and change the schedule of some services on the occasion of this national holiday. In addition, additional adjustments will be made to continue the fight against COVID-19.


All SAQ branches will be open except those located in a closed shopping center and having no direct entrance from the outside. To find out the exact opening hours, you can consult the SAQ website or call the branch in question.

Pharmacies and grocery stores will remain open on Monday. Convenience stores and most malls will too.

As for the sports and cultural facilities that remain open despite the pandemic, the hours may vary according to the boroughs. Before going there, Montrealers should get in touch with the staff of the places concerned.

Some restaurants will be open. Take-out orders and deliveries will therefore be offered. Again, it is advisable to contact the desired restaurant directly to ensure that it is indeed open.

During the Thanksgiving break, all of Montreal’s digital services will remain accessible.

The various collections (domestic waste, bulky items, recyclable materials, food waste, green waste and dead leaves) are maintained. However, the collection of green waste is postponed until the next day for residents of Montreal-North.


The permit counters and ecocentres will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020.

In addition, all activities of the municipal court will be suspended.

As for the museums and Espace pour la vie facilities, including the Biodome and the Botanical Garden, they will remain closed due to the pandemic.

All the other businesses that have already been closed for a little over two weeks due to the passage in Montreal’s red zone will obviously remain so.

About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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