Thanksgiving 2018 Service Changes

Here’s a look at what’s open and closed across Ottawa on Thanksgiving Monday.

City Services

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven client service centres will be closed on Monday. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, October 9.
  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court will be closed.
  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Monday, Thanksgiving pick-up will take place on Tuesday, and collection will be delayed by one day all week.
  • The Sexual Helth Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed
  • All municipal child care centres will be closed
  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed.

Transit Services

  • OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Monday.
  • The Rideau Centre OC Transpo Customer Service Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customer service centres at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St-Laurent will be closed.


  • The Rideau Centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday.
  • Place d’Orléans, St Laurent Centre, Carlingwood Shopping Centre, Bayshore Shopping Centre and Tanger Outlets will all be closed on Monday.
  • Businesses in the ByWard Market may open on Monday.
  • Whole Foods at Lansdowne will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Loblaws on Isabella St. will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • The Loblaws on Rideau St. is open


  • The Karsh-Masson Gallary and Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at City Hall will be open.
  • All other City of Ottawa arts centres, galleries, theatres and mueums will be closed.
  • The Canadian Museum of Nature will be open
  • The Canadian Museum of History will be open
  • The Canadian War Museum will be open
  • Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will be open
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum will be open
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be open