What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Photo by Artem Beliaikin.

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City?

With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend. But as everyone gets back into the groove of things, please remember to be kind, be patient, and wear a face covering if you cannot physically distance or are shopping indoors.

Whatever you get up to this long weekend, have fun, enjoy everything Kingston has to offer, and don’t forget to plan ahead to ensure you’re not left without options for food, drink, or activities this coming holiday Monday.

Here’s our list of what’s open and closed here in Kingston on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021:

City of Kingston offices and services

All City administrative offices (including Housing & Social Services and Provincial Offences on Montreal Street): Closed Monday, Aug. 2.

Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed Monday, Aug. 2. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell, power outage or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston 24-hour number at 613-546-1181. Hydro One electricity customers in the city’s west and east ends should call 1-800-434-1235. Enbridge customers can call 1-877-969-0999. Reminder for customers on time-of-use pricing: for electricity used on weekends and holidays – like Civic Day, August 2 – prices are off-peak.

Garbage, green bin and recycling: No collection on Monday, Aug. 2. For the rest of the week, collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day. Sign up to receive reminders of what to put out for collection and when.

Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed Monday, Aug. 2.

Kingston Transit: Buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday, Aug. 2. Please see CityofKingston.ca/residents/transit/service-alerts for COVID-19-related service changes.

Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service Monday, Aug. 2. Call 613-542-2512 for information.

Arenas, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, INVISTA Centre (including Fitness & Wellness Centre), & CaraCo Field: Closed Monday, Aug. 2.

Rideau Heights Community Centre remains closed until the end of August.

Outdoor Aqua Park: Open Monday, Aug. 2.  View the pool schedule and register for a program at www.CityofKingston.ca/PLAY.  Program registration opens one week before programs start.

Splash pads: Open.

Libraries: Closed Monday, Aug. 2. Services and digital collections can be accessed online.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and Confederation Basin Marinas: Open Monday, Aug. 2.

PumpHouse Museum and MacLachlan Woodworking Museum: Closed.

Grand Theatre Box Office: The Baby Grand will be open for the Storefront Fringe Festival starting Monday, Aug. 2.

Tett Centre: Closed Monday, Aug. 2.

Shopping and Grocery Stores

Many shops, grocery stores, and other local businesses may be closed or have reduced hours on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Call ahead to find out whether your favourite stores or restaurants are open.

The Cataraqui Centre will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walmart will be open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Costco will be open.

Staples will be open.

Both Loblaws locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Both No Frills locations will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Metro locations will be open.

All Food Basics locations will be open.

Farm Boy will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FreshCo will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Beer Stores will be closed except the 1090 Midland Avenue, 290 Concession Street and 88 Dalton Avenue locations will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All LCBO locations will be closed.

Many Shoppers Drug Mart locations will be open. Individual store hours may vary otherwise. Click here to search store hours in Kingston.

Many downtown Kingston stores and restaurants are open for patio dining, indoor dining, curbside pickup, or delivery. Call ahead to find out what your favourite stores and restaurants are doing.

Banks and post offices

A majority of banks and post offices will be closed Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Call your branch ahead of time to find out.


As always, Kingstonist is open. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the goings-on in the city, as they happen. We will also be happy to hear from you if there is something you think we should know about. Please reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or via our contact page any time.

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