Thanksgiving 2021: What’s open and closed in Guelph

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Guelph residents are faced with several closures and service reductions on Monday because of Thanksgiving.

Many of the usual businesses and services are impacted on the holiday, such as grocery stores, transit and waste collection.

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Here’s a list of what’s opened and closed and the service reductions in Guelph on Monday, Oct. 11.

Food and drink

The major grocery stores in the city are shutting down for the day, as are all LCBO and The Beer Store locations.

Local craft breweries, including Royal City Brewing and Wellington Brewery, have their doors open.

Those looking to dine out should call the restaurant ahead of time to book a reservation.


Stone Road Mall and the Walmart locations in the north and south ends are closed for Thanksgiving.

Many other retailers are closing up shop as well, but customers should call ahead to confirm store hours.

Rexall, including their pharmacies, on Eramosa Road and Woolwich Street are open, along with the Shoppers Drug Mart on Eramosa Road.

Banks are closed on Monday as well and there will be no mail deliveries.

Publicly-run facilities and services

There is no waste collection on the holiday Monday and collection is pushed forward one day for the rest of the week. The waste resource innovation centre is closed.

City buildings, library branches and museums are locked up for the day, as are the city’s recreation centres and community centres.

There are no COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Monday. The assessment centre is open from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The COVID-19 call centre and vaccine booking centre are closed, resuming normal hours on Tuesday.

Public Transit

Guelph Transit is running a staggered hourly service from 9:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and there is mobility service from 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

GO Transit is on a Sunday schedule, meaning there are no trains in or out of Guelph Central Station.

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