Here is a list of what’s open and what’s closed, as people across the country celebrate Canada Day.

A look at what’s closed:

  • Government offices
  • Banks
  • Canada Post
  • The Beer Store  and LCBO stores
  • Georgian Bay Mall in Barrie
  • Most Shoppers Drug Mart locations
  • Most Zehrs locations
  • Loblaws

Here are some retailers that will be open:

  • Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket
  • Tanger Outlets in Cookstown
  • Vaughan Mills Mall

Garbage Collection

  • Simcoe County: It is a regular garbage collection day for areas serviced by Simcoe County.
  • Barrie: No garbage collection.
  • Orillia: No garbage collection.
  • Owen Sound: No garbage collection.
  • Vaughan: No garbage collection.
  • Newmarket: No garbage collection.
  • Aurora: No garbage collection.
  • Orangeville: No garbage collection.


  • Barrie: There will be regular Sunday service.
  • GO Transit: Will run on a Saturday schedule.
  • Orillia: None
  • Midland: None
  • York Region: Running on Sunday schedule

Canada Day celebrations and fireworks

Heritage Park and Memorial Square - Celebration starts at 1 p.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Fairground events start at 5 p.m. - Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Blue Mountain
Events all day at Blue Mountain Village - Fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

Bracebridge Bay Park events start at 4 p.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Bradford Community Centre events begin at 5 p.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Caledon Fairgrounds events begin at 8 a.m. - Albion Hills Conservation Authority events begin at at 4 p.m. - Fireworks at dusk

Downtown Collingwood - Fireworks at dusk

The ROC and Georgina Pioneer Village events begin at 2 p.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

River Mill Park and Muskoka Heritage Place events begin 10 a.m. - Fireworks at dusk

Little Lake Park events start at 10:30 a.m. - No fireworks

Downtown and Cultural Centre events begin at 9 a.m. - Fireworks at fairgrounds at dusk

Various parts around the town - Fireworks at dusk

Couchiching Park events start at 8 a.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Owen Sound
Kelso Beach events begin at noon - Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Parry Sound
Stockey Centre events begin at 11 a.m. - Fireworks at dusk

Rotary Champlain Wendat Park fireworks at 10 p.m.

Marquee Tent begin at 6 p.m. - Fireworks at dusk

Canada's Wonderland fireworks at 10 p.m.

Wasaga Beach
Beach Area 1 and Playland Park Square events begin at 9 a.m. - Fireworks at 10 p.m.