Open and Closed on Labour Day in Montreal

What's Open and Closed on Labour Day in Montreal?

Montreal Labour Day weekend's top things to do include a visit to Jean-Talon Market.
••• Montreal Labour Day weekend's top things to do include a visit to Jean-Talon Market. Or if you live in my world, ANY weekend is an excuse to visit Jean-Talon Market. David Madison / Getty Images

What's Open and Closed Labour Day in Montreal

An annual statutory holiday held the first Monday of September -in 2017, Labour Day falls on September 4, 2017- many Montreal businesses shut down on Labour Day (or Labor Day, as it's spelled in the United States). But not everything grinds to a halt.

If anything, there are quite a few things to do in Montreal Labour Day weekend, notably key attractions, including some of Montreal's top museums, staying open for business.

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The following are closed:

  • banks
  • most city of Montreal offices
  • municipal court
  • most Quebec provincial and Canadian federal offices
  • shopping malls
  • postal service and Canada Post post offices, with the exception of offices operating in the private sector, which can remain open at their discretion
  • grocery stores/supermarkets larger than 375 square meters (4,037 feet) in size
  • retail stores with the exception of bookstores, flower stores and antique shops, which can remain open if they wish
  • some restaurants, especially since it's common practice for many to be closed every Monday anyways but some may stay open specifically for the holiday; always call before heading out

 

The following are open:

  • 311, the city of Montreal's information hotline