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What's open and closed on Easter Weekend

We've got all the information you need to be prepared for Easter Weekend.
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Here's what's open and closed on Easter Weekend.

City of Ottawa Services

- 311 Contact Centre - open 24/7
- City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres are closed.
- Compost, recycling and garbage collection: There is no pick up scheduled for Friday or Sunday. Collections will happen on Saturday and the rest of the week following.
- Library Services - closed
- Sexual Health Clinic - closed Sunday and Monday
- Mental Health Crisis Line: open 24/7. You can call 613-722-6914 or 1-866-996-0991 to speak with someone.
- Ottawa Public Health information centre - will be closed on Friday and Monday. Staff will respond to inquiries within one business day. If you need to report a public health emergency after hours and on statutory holidays, call 311, (613-580-2400, TTY: 580-2401) and ask for the Public Health Officer on call.


Most grocery stores in the city will be closed.


LCBO stores and The Beer Store are closed.


- The ByWard Market is open.
- The Rideau Centre is closed.
- Bayshore Shopping Centre is closed.
- The St. Laurent Shopping Centre is closed.
- Place d'Orléans is closed.
- Tanger Outlets is closed


- Public transit: Good Friday will run on the Sunday Schedule.
Easter Monday will run on a revised weekly schedule. Easter holiday schedules can be checked at
- Para Transpo: Good Friday and Easter Monday will operate a holiday service. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled, except for regularly scheduled trips on Easter Sunday.
- Gatineau transit: Friday and Monday will run on the Saturday schedule.
Easter holiday schedules can be checked through the STO website.


- Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be operating on modified schedules on Friday, including public swimming and fitness schedules. 
- Many arts centres, archives, galleries and theatres will be closed on Good Friday, but there will be some exceptions. 
- Museums: Most museums are open
- Residents can check the city's website for details on individual facilities.



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