COVID-19: What's open and what's closed in Montreal
Published Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:39PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:37AM EDT
MONTREAL -- The Quebec government announced several steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, including the closing of some public buildings and private businesses.
Here’s a list of things that are closed, along with some that remain open.
- All ski hills, sugar shacks, libraries, gyms, swimming pools and bars are to remain closed.
- Grocery stores and pharmacies are still open. Shopping malls are also staying open, though several, such as Eaton Centre and Place Alexis Nihon have announced reduced operating hours.
- Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets will operate at reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day starting Mar. 17.
Private chains that have announced national closures or partial closures:
- Addition Elle Stores are closed until Mar. 28.
- Aldo shoe stores are closed until at least Mar. 31.
- Aritzia boutiques across Canada are closed until further notice. The company is providing free standard shipping for online orders.
- Call It Spring are closed until Mar. 31.
- DavidsTea closed its over 230 stores in Canada and the US until further notice.
- Dynamite stores are temporarily closed.
- L'Express restaurant is closed indefinitely. Orders can be placed from a limited menu the day before and picked up.
- H&M closed all stores until Apr. 2. Online orders remain possible.
- IKEA stores are closed indefinitely.
- Hudson's Bay is temporarily closed.
- Kiehls temporarily closed its Canadian retail stores.
- Koodo outlets are closed temporarily.
- MADA food distribution now take out only.
- McDonald's is open for drive-thru and deliveries only.
- Nespresso outlets are closed until Mar. 31.
- Orangetheory Fitness closed all studios until at least Mar. 30.
- Penningtons stores are temporarily closed.
- Reitmans stores are closed temporarily.
- RW&CO stores are closed temporarily.
- Second Cup dining areas are closed. The coffee chain will still provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery.
- Sephora stores are closed temporarily.
- Simons stores are closed temporarily.
- St-Hubert closed all dining rooms at its restaurants. Drive-thru and delivery services will remain open.
- Tim Hortons closed all dining rooms at its restaurants. The company is asking Canadian restaurant owners to provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery only.
- Time Out Market Montreal is closed "for as long as required."
- Toys 'R' Us stores are closed until Mar. 30.
- Victoria's Secret stores are closed temporarily.
Banks that will close or alter services:
- CIBC closed 206 “adviser centres,” which do not offer over-the-counter teller services. CIBC’s other 816 banking centres will remain open with reduced weekday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Desjardins will close 523 branches Mar. 18 with 349 remaining open.
- Bank of Montreal temporarily closed around 130 bank branches in Canada.
- Royal Bank will close an unspecified number of branches.
Educational instituations that have closed services:
- Concordia University’s campuses are both closed, with the exception of their residences.
- McGill University announced they are suspending all classes, labs, exams and both on and off campus events for two weeks.
- Universite de Montreal has suspended teaching activities and their librairies indefinitely but said their health and psychological consultation centre would reopen on Tuesday.
- UQAM has closed its campus until Mar. 27.
- All CEGEPs are closed until at least Mar. 30.
- YMCA International Language School is closed until at least Mar. 30.
Borough offices and permit service points remain open in most boroughs. While public community and sports centres are mostly closed, some of Montreal’s municipalities are leaving their town halls open, though they ask residents not to come by unless absolutely necessary. Those include:
- Beaconsfield – City hall and public works headquarters
- Hampstead – City hall and public works headquarters
- Kirkland – City hall and public works headquarters
- Montreal West – Town hall and Community Centre
- Town of Mount-Royal – Town hall and other municipal buildings
- Pointe-Claire – City Hall and Public Security buildings