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Canada Day: What's open and what's closed in Montreal

07/01/2015 05:00 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 05:59 EDT
Here's what's open and closed for Canada Day:

- Most retail shops are closed today in accordance with the law, including shopping malls like Rockland Centre and Fairview Pointe-Claire.

- Exceptions to this rule include restaurants, service stations, bookstores, antique shops, and florists.

- Grocery stores, pharmacies and some SAQ branch stores also have the right to open today between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

- Public markets including the Jean-Talon Market and the Atwater Market are open.

- Parking fees on city streets are not waived today and remain in effect.

- Most Montreal, city borough and Accès Montréal offices are closed.

- The STM will be operating on a holiday schedule and some bus routes will be changed because of the Canada Day parade. 

- Opening hours for arenas, swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and cultural venues vary according to borough. 

- Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Garden, Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art are open.

- Pickup services for household garbage, green waste, kitchen waste, recyclables and bulky items will take place following regular schedules in all the boroughs, except for the following:

- Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension: pickup of green waste is postponed to Monday, July 6, and pickup of kitchen waste is maintained.

-  Outremont: recycling pickup is postponed to Thursday, July 2.

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