New Years Eve may not be a statutory holiday, but many Toronto businesses will be closed both Thursday and Friday to observe the event.
The LCBO and Beer Stores will be open New Year’s Eve but will be closing early at 6 p.m – both will be closed January 1st.
Most banks, post offices and government offices will be open on the 31st, but closing early and will remain closed through until Monday.
Many Grocery Stores will close early on Thursday as well, and remain closed on the 1st.
GO transit is operating an early homebound and late night schedule on New Year’s Eve, and will operate on a Sunday schedule January 1st.
As far as Tourist attractions are concerned, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the ROM will be open both days and you can get there on the TTC – The Red Rocket will provide service on New Years Eve until 4 am – with free service provided between 7 p.m and 7 am. On January 1st, the TTC will operate on a Sunday schedule.
Garbage pick up will be skipped New Year’s Day, being picked up on Saturday instead.
A number of malls will be open on New Year’s Day, including the Eaton Centre, Square One in Mississauga, and Bramalea City Centre.