What’s open and closed in Hamilton on Labour Day September 4

Published September 3, 2023 at 9:32 am

Family Day in Hamilton in 2024: What’s open and closed

Labour Day in Hamilton falls on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Originally, Labour Day was in place to give workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions and pay. Now, it’s part of a long weekend to relax and unwind at the end of the summer.

It wouldn’t be Labour Day in Hamilton without the Tiger-Cats taking the field. The Ticats and Toronto Argonauts will go head-to-head in the annual classic at 3:30 p.m. at Tim Hortons Field.

Here’s what’s open and closed in Hamilton on Labour Day 2023.


  • Outdoor pools will be open for regular hours
  • Parks and conservation areas (though some areas require reservations)
  • Some Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Some restaurants that are usually operational on Mondays will be open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Movie theatres
  • Splitsville Entertainment
  • Six of the 11 Hamilton Beer Store locations will remain open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    -1111 Barton St. E.
    -282 Parkdale Ave. N.
    -75 Centennial Parkway
    -959 Fennell Ave. E.
    -150 Barton St. E.
    -1408 Upper James St.


  • Shopping malls (e.g., Lime Ridge Mall and Eastgate Square)
  • Most major grocery stores
  • Civic museums
  • Gage Park Greenhouse
  • Government offices (If there is a matter that requires immediate attention such as vital services, or a health and safety concern, please call the City’s Customer Contact Centre at 905-546-2489)
  • City Hall
  • Banks
  • Libraries, Bookmobile and extended access services (virtual branch is always open at hpl.ca)
  • Community centres
  • Canada Post (no mail pickup or delivery)
  • LCBO
  • Hamilton Farmers’ Market
  • Community recycling centres
  • No green bin, blue box, yard waste, garbage or bulk garbage pick-up. Garbage and recycling will be collected one day later. (Waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m.)
  • City of Hamilton Animal Services office counter and shelter. For animal-related emergencies, call 905-574-3433.
  • Housing Services office at 350 King Street E.
  • Licensing and By-Law Phone Queue Line
  • All Municipal Service Centres
  • The Ontario Works Program, including the Special Supports Program
  • Hamilton Municipal Parking System offices are no longer open to in-person services. Remote services (permits, disputes, etc.) will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
  • Parking control officers will not be enforcing from Sunday, Sept. 3 at 5:45 a.m. until Monday, Sept. 4 at 10 p.m.
  • Public Health Services
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Line
  • Dental Health Bus
  • All City of Hamilton recreation centres and arenas
  • Provincial Offences Administration Office at 50 Main St. E. (online payments can be made anytime at www.hamilton.ca/pay-your-ticket)
  • Public Health Services holiday booking line hours:
    -To report suspected reportable diseases and food poisoning, call 905-546-2063.
    -To report environmental spills, fires, or other events that may be a health hazard or safety issue, call 905-546-2489.
    -To report potential animal exposure to rabies, call 905-546-2489.
    -Safe Water Program issues that may be a health hazard, call 905-546-2489 or visit www.hamilton.ca/safewater.
  • Transit:
    -HSR will be running on a Sunday schedule. HSR’s Customer Service Centre at 36 Hunter St. E. will be closed. Routes (such as HSR myRide and Route 18 Waterdown Mountaineer) that don’t operate on Sundays will not run on the holiday Monday.
    -Trans-Cab service will align with HSR Sunday schedules.
    -DARTS will be operating holiday service hours on Sept. 4. All subscription trips on DARTS, except for dialysis, are cancelled. If passengers need to travel on this day, they must make a reservation up to three days in advance to do so.  Accessible Transportation Services customer service will be closed on Sept. 4.
    -GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule.
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