Here’s a partial list of what will be open and closed through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Canada Post Some privately operated postal outlets have their own hours, so check with the outlet. There is no delivery Jan. 2.
Banks will be closed Jan. 2-3. Revenue Quebec offices will be closed from Dec. 30 to Jan. 3 inclusive.
Most shopping malls and stores will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and stay closed on Jan. 1.
Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) On Dec. 31, stores will close at 5 p.m.; they will reopen at 1 p.m. on Jan. 2. SAQ Express stores will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen at 1 p.m. Jan. 2.
Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) Outlets will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen at 10 a.m. on Jan. 2. Express delivery will not be available Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
Montreal’s public markets will be closed Jan. 1-2.
Most municipal offices will be closed till Jan. 3. Montreal’s 311 phone line will be in operation during that period. Many Montreal arenas, swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and cultural venues will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 2. For more information, visit ville.montreal.qc.ca or call 311.
Garbage, recycling and large-item pickups will maintain their usual schedule through the holidays in most boroughs. Visit ville.montreal.qc.ca/infocollectes for more information. Ecocentres are closed till Jan. 2.
The Montreal Municipal Court (775 Gosford St.) service counter will be closed till Jan. 3.
Parking meters remain in operation unless otherwise specified and all restrictions must be obeyed.
Société de transport de Montréal bus lines will operate on a holiday schedule Jan. 1-2. Consult schedules at stm.info/en or call 514-288-6287. Adapted transit service hours will be extended to 3 a.m. (arrival time) on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Reservations must be made no later than the day before the planned trip.
The Société de transport de Laval will offer free bus service, STL collective taxi service and adapted transit service (the latter by reservation) on Dec. 31. The STL will also offer a free shuttle service in downtown Laval, with departures every 20 minutes from Montmorency métro station. Children 11 and younger can ride the bus free when accompanied by an adult pass holder. Buses will run on Saturday hours on Dec. 31, on a reduced Sunday schedule Jan. 1 and on Saturday hours on Jan. 2. Visit stlaval.ca for more information.
Réseau de transport de Longueuil buses and collective taxi service will run on a Sunday schedule Jan. 1. On Dec. 31 and Jan. 2, buses and collective taxi service will run on a Saturday schedule. Adapted transit will operate on a Saturday schedule on those days. The agency’s midibus routes will not operate on those days. For more details, visit rtl-longueuil.qc.ca.
Exo commuter trains will run on a Sunday schedule Jan. 2. Buses will generally run on Saturday schedules on those dates, and reduced service throughout the holidays. Visit exo.quebec for details.