We’ve got a holiday coming our way and much of the city will be shut down to celebrate. If you plan to spend the first day of the year out on the town, take a look at this list of what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Toronto so you know what to expect.

Happy New Year, friends!


  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Northern Lights Toronto
  • Cineplex theatres
  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • CN Tower

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  • Summerhill Market stores
  • Some restaurants
  • Galleria Supermarket stores
  • Select Starbucks locations
  • Select Tim Hortons locations
  • Wine Rack stores
  • Rabba Fine Foods stores
  • Rexall stores
  • Select shopping malls – CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Promenade, and some malls around the GTA
  • Shoppers Drug Mart stores
  • Riverdale Farm
  • High Park Zoo
  • Select City of Toronto skating rinks
  • GO Transit — Sunday service
  • TTC — holiday service

Below is a list of what’s closed on New Year’s Day in Toronto.


  • Select shopping malls — CF Sherway Gardens, CF Fairview Mall, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • Most grocery and big-box chains
  • Gardiner Museum
  • MOCA
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • LCBO
  • Beer Stores
  • Toronto Public Library branches
  • Banks
  • Mail delivery services
  • Government offices

Now that you know what’s open and closed on New Year’s Day in Toronto, you can plan ahead and enjoy every moment of it!