Christmas Casa Loma

Here is what’s open on Christmas day in Toronto

If the thought of staying home on Christmas day makes you say, ‘Bah Humbug’ there are still plenty of spots in the city that plan to stay open to help keep your spirits bright.

While Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, most businesses and government offices will be closed although there are some exceptions. And with the slew of new COVID-19 restrictions recently put in effect, (including a 50 per cent capacity limit in restaurants and bars), and with some restaurants even temporarily closing their doors, it’s a great idea to plan ahead.

Here’s a look at what will be open on December 25.

Transportation

TTC and GO Transit will operate on a Sunday service schedule.

Entertainment

Movie Theatres remain open. Check local listings for showtimes.

Outdoor Skating Rinks: to search by location, visit the city’s website to learn more.

Tourist Attractions

Allen Garden and Centennial Park Conservatory 160 Gerrard St. . 151 Elmcrest Rd. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Casa Loma 1 Austin Terrace 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
High Park Zoo (in High Park) 1873 Bloor St. W. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada 288 Bremner Blvd. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Riverdale Farm 201 Winchester St. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Toronto Zoo 2000 Meadowvale Rd. 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Shopping

Pacific Mall 4300 Steeles Ave. E., Markham 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Rexall (select locations)
Shoppers Drugmart (select locations)

Grocery Retailers

Galleria Supermarket 351 Bloor St. W. 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Galleria Supermarket 7040 Yonge St. open 24 hours
Galleria Supermarket 558 Yonge St. 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Galleria Supermarket 865 York Mills Rd. 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Food Depot 150 Dupont St. open 24 hours
The Kitchen Table 705 King St. W. 6:00 am – 2:00 am
The Kitchen Table 10 Queen’s Quay W. 6:00 am – 12:00 am
The Kitchen Table 389 Spadina Rd. 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Summerhill Market (select locations) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rabba Fine Foods (all locations) open 24 hours

Fast Food

Many fast-food establishments will remain open on Christmas day for take-out, although most will be operating at reduced hours.

Starbucks (select locations).
Tim Hortons (select locations).
Pizza Pizza online & phone ordering is closed on Christmas day. Select locations will be open for walk-in.

Restaurants (Dine-in)

Plenty of restaurants will be open to dine-in on Christmas day and there are still a bunch of reservations available.
Most restaurants in Chinatown remain open as well.

Cibo Wine Bar 522 King St. W. and 133 Yorkville Ave. Open brunch + dinner.
Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace 181 Wellington St. West 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Fran’s 200 Victoria St. and 20 College St. open 24 hours.
Gyu-Kaku 81 Church St. last call at 8:30 pm.
Hemingway’s 142 Cumberland St.  11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Kōst 80 Blue Jay’s Way.
Lakeview Restaurant 1133 Dundas St. W. 9:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Mandarin (select locations) open for dine-in and takeout 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm.
Pizza Rustico Restaurant & Bar 270 Wellington St. W open until 10:00 pm.
Soco Kitchen + Bar 75 Lower Simcoe St. open until 10:00 pm.

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