Happy National Day to everyone everywhere in Quebec.
It’s bound to be a fun holiday weekend, with celebrations kicking off Thursday in Montreal.
Here’s what’s open and closed on Friday, June 24 in the city.
Services and town halls
Most Ville de Montréal offices and borough offices will be closed. Permit counters and Accès Montréal offices will also be prohibited.
In the meantime, the City’s 311 line will still be accessible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday. Online services will also remain available, but requests will not be processed until the following week.
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Recycling and garbage collection will continue as usual for most of the city.
The ecocentres will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. according to the summer schedule.
The Montreal courthouse, as well as service counters and courtrooms, will all be closed this Friday. The digital services offered by the municipal court are maintained.
Public places, sports facilities and libraries
The Biodôme, Biosphere, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium are all open for the holiday. Are you planning to go there? It is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance.
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Sports facilities vary according to borough schedules. The city recommends contacting a facility or center directly before leaving.
Montreal libraries and cultural centers will be closed on Friday.
Public markets and shopping
Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables? The city’s public markets, including Atwater and Jean-Talon, are open for business.
The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) indicates that all of its points of sale are closed on Friday. Normal business hours resume the following day.
The Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC), which oversees government-run cannabis stores in the province, will also be banned. Online services will be maintained, but delivery and pick-up will not resume until Saturday.
Take the bus or the metro? The city’s transit authority says to plan your trips. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) indicates that services are on a modified schedule for the holidays.
For exo trains, which run in the greater Montreal area, the schedule depends on the line. There is no service on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Candiac and Mascouche lines on Fridays.
The Vaudreuil-Hudson and Saint-Jérôme lines will operate on a weekend schedule for the holiday. Check all the details on the exo website.
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil indicates that its buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Lines 208 and 294 will however not be available.
The buses of the Société de transport de Laval will also run on Sunday hours this Friday.
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