What’s open and closed around GTA this Christmas 2020


Toronto will be even quieter than usual this Christmas, thanks to a lockdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. Most shops and attractions are closed and people are encouraged to stay home as much as possible.

Even so, there are still a few closures to know about. Here is a list of some of the things that are open and closed in the Greater Toronto Area over Christmas this year.


  • The regular TTC service is in effect for Christmas Eve. On December 25, metro service begins at 8 a.m. and the system will operate on a Sunday service schedule. On December 26, service on most routes will begin at 6 a.m. and the system will operate on a vacation schedule.

  • GO Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on December 25th and on a Saturday schedule on December 26th.

  • City-run outdoor rinks are open, but capacity is limited and seats must be reserved on the city’s website

  • City-designated toboggan runs are open, but physical distance must be maintained

  • City parks and walking trails are open, but attractions such as the High Park Zoo and Riverdale Farm are closed


  • Banks and government offices

  • All LCBO stores are closed December 25-26

  • All beer stores will be closed on December 25 and some stores will be open on December 26.

  • There will be no courier delivery on Friday

  • Most grocery stores will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

  • All indoor attractions

  • Ski and snowboard facilities are closed due to lockdown

  • Cinemas

  • There will be no garbage collection on December 25. The collection usually scheduled for Friday will take place on Saturday instead.


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