OTTAWA, Ont. – The time has come to say goodbye to 2012 and say hello to 2013!
New Year’s Day falls on Tuesday, Jan. 1, and below is a list of what’s open and closed around the city.
Most grocery stores will be open until 6 p.m. Monday and will be closed Tuesday.
Major shopping centres in Ottawa and Gatineau will close up shop at 5 p.m. Monday and will be closed Tuesday.
Banks, government offices and libraries will be closed. Some City of Ottawa recreation centres will be open, but with reduced schedules.
Garbage, green bin, and recycling pick up will be delayed by one day for the week of December 31.
OC Transpo is offering free service until 4 a.m. Tuesday, and will be operating on a Sunday schedule. There will be a reduced schedule for the rest of the week.
Most programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, museums and theatres will not be offered on New Year’s Day. However, clients should check with ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm holiday hours, as some exceptions may apply.
City Hall and Client Service Centres are closed, but 311 services will be open for emergencies.
The Provincial Offences Court is closed.
Most recreation facilities are closed and public swimming, public skating, aqua fitness and fitness classes are cancelled on New Year’s Day. Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled during the holiday season, with some exception. Check with the city’s website or your local facility.