Monday, June 23, 2008

St. Jean Baptist -- What is Open / Closed / Activities For The Day

Many businesses and government services will be closed or operate on different hours for the St. Jean Baptiste holiday.

Here is a partial list of those affected:

All banks will be closed tomorrow but open today.
All federal and provincial government offices, including immigration and unemployment centres, will be closed tomorrow.

Most city of Montreal departments, including Access Montreal offices, will be closed tomorrow. Many services in other municipalities are reduced; consult your city hall for details.

Most supermarkets will be open tomorrow but operating hours may vary. Many retail stores will be closed.

Most Société des alcools du Québec stores will be closed.

There will be garbage, curbside recycling and large-item pickup in some districts of Montreal. Many boroughs have altered their schedules, however. Contact your borough.

Montreal Municipal Court, at 775 Gosford St., will be closed.

The Biodôme, Botanical Garden and Insectarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Planetarium will be open today from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pointe à Callière museum of archeology will be closed today, but open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bonsecours Market (350 St. Paul St. E.) will be open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Atwater, Jean Talon and Maisonneuve public markets will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. All public markets will operate according to regular schedules.

Montreal arenas, swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and cultural venues will operate according to schedules set by the boroughs. For information, check with the venue or confirm schedules in each borough at

In Laval, most municipal services, including libraries, are closed today and tomorrow. There are some exceptions: For example, garbage and recycling will be picked up according to the regular schedule. For a complete list, visit the website

Montreal Transit Corp. buses and métro trains will operate on a holiday schedule tomorrow, but métro service will be increased to meet demand. Bicycles will be prohibited on the métro system all day. Several bus routes will also be modified at night. For information, call 514-288-6287, or consult

The Metropolitan Transit Agency will operate the Montreal/Dorion-Rigaud and Montreal/Deux Montagnes commuter trains on a Sunday schedule tomorrow but on a normal schedule today. There will be no service on the Montreal/Blainville-St. Jérôme, Montreal/Mont St. Hilaire or Montreal/Delson-Candiac lines. Call

514-287-8726 or visit the website for more information.

Laval Transit Corp. buses will run on a Sunday schedule tomorrow. Call 450-688-6520 for information.

In Longueuil, most buses will operate on a Sunday schedule tomorrow. For details, call 450-463-0131 or visit

Parking meters will remain in operation.

There will be no regular collection or delivery of mail tomorrow. Post offices will be closed. Privately owned retail postal outlets will be open, according to the operating hours of those businesses.

The Montreal Exchange will be closed tomorrow but the Toronto Stock Exchange will be open.

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