MONTREAL -- Here is a partial list of what's open and closed in Montreal this Labour Day:


  • Public markets, like Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve;
  • Swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and other cultural sites may run on a holiday schedule. Check your borough website for more information.
  • The eco-centres, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • The Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Biosphere and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Tickets must be bought online;
  • Some small stores.


  • Federal and provincial government offices;
  • Municipal and borough offices;
  • The Municipal Court on Gosford Street (except for court appearances by people who are detained);
  • Canada Post offices -- there will be no collection or delivery of mail;
  • Accès Montreal offices;
  • SAQ stores, except SAQ Express locations or those in public markets;
  • SQDC outlets;
  • Most major banks;
  • La Grande Bibliothèque;
  • Large shopping malls;
  • Grocery stores.


The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) Metro and buses will operate on a special schedule.

The Société de transport de Laval (STL) and Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will run on a Sunday schedule.

Exo trains will be on a Sunday schedule, while the buses will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Those using adapted transit will have to request their rides, between 6:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.

All regular parking restrictions and payment schedules remain in effect.

Compost, recycling and garbage pickup will mostly continue as normal. Check your local borough website for more information.