The Victoria Day long weekend brings closures around the city.
Grocery stores are closed on the holiday Monday, with the exception of the Loblaws on Rideau Street, the Metro on Rideau Street and the Whole Foods at Lansdowne Park.
Banks will be closed.
- Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres will be closed, re-opening on Tuesday, May 22.
- The City’s Provincial Offences Court will also be closed, re-opening on Tuesday, May 22.
- The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters.
Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:
- There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Victoria Day. Victoria Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 22. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of May 21. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
- There will be no multi-residential collection of bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Victoria Day. Victoria Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 22. Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the week of May 22.
- Multi-residential garbage container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of May 21.
- The Trail Waste Facility is closed on Victoria Day.
- OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule on Victoria Day.
- OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at the Rideau Centre will be open on Victoria Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other Customer Service Centres will be closed.
- Transit Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- OC Transpo Customer Relations (613-842-3600) will be closed.
- Para Transpo's reservation line (613-244-7272) will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Victoria Day. Its cancellation/information/general inquiries line (613-244-4636) will open 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. They will operate as usual on Tuesday, May 22.
- Many pools, fitness centres and some arenas will be open on Victoria Day for public swimming, fitness schedules, aquafitness and public skating with modified schedules.
- Many registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled on Victoria Day; however check with your local facility as some exceptions will apply.
- Public skating will be offered at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and Goulbourn Recreation Complex.
- Most splash pads will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 19, but some openings may be delayed due to repairs.
- Most arts centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed.
- Karsh-Masson Gallery, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the City Hall Art Gallery at City Hall will be open.
Ottawa Public Health:
- The Sexual Health Centre and Satellite Clinics will be closed.
- The Dental Clinics and Parenting in Ottawa Drop-ins will be closed.
- The SITE office at 179 Clarence Street will be closed; however, the SITE mobile van will operate on a regular schedule from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Victoria Day.
- The Ottawa Public Health Information Line will be closed
- The City of Ottawa Archives will be closed all weekend.
Municipal child care services:
- All municipal child care centres will be closed.