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What's open and closed in Ottawa on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day poppy. iStock

OTTAWA – Remembrance Day is Saturday, November 11, which means closures around the city on Saturday and on Monday.

With Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday, Monday will be a federal stat holiday.


Most retail businesses are closed until 12:30 p.m. on November 11.

Client services:

Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centres located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, are closed Monday.

Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, are closed Monday.

The City’s 311 Contact Centre is open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention.

Garbage and recycling:

Curbside green bin, recycling, garbage, and leaf and yard waste collection takes place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule.

Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection takes place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes.

The Trail Road Landfill site is open.

Transit service:

OC Transpo operates on a regular weekday schedule. When safe to do so, buses will pull over to the side of the road to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.

The Last Post and Reveille will be played over the radios of OC Transpo buses. War veterans who wear their medals or uniforms may ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) for free during National Veterans’ Week from November 5 to 11.

Click here for more information.

Ottawa Public Health:

The Ottawa Public Health Information Line and AIDS line are closed Monday.

The SITE office at 179 Clarence Street will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., however, the site mobile van will be operating on a regular schedule from 5 to 11:30 p.m.

Dental Clinics are closed.

Baby Express Drop-ins are closed.

Library services:

All branches, departments and services of the Ottawa Public Library are closed on Remembrance Day.


On November 11, vehicles with a veteran’s licence plate will be allowed to park for free in the parking garage at City Hall. Free parking will also be available for vehicles displaying veteran’s plates in the on-street paid areas around the National War Memorial.

All other on-street parking regulations continue to apply.

Click here for a list of road closures around the city, as well as a list of ceremonies to mark Remembrance Day.

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