What's open and closed in Montréal over the New Year's holiday

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A number of city facilities will remain open during the Christmas and New Year's holiday, while others will have a specific schedule. Most city offices will be closed until January 4, 2016, inclusive, including borough and Accès Montréal offices.

PICKUPS (food waste, recycling and household waste)
Pickups will take place according to regular schedule in the following boroughs:

  • L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
  • Montréal-Nord
  • Outremont
  • Pierrefonds-Roxboro

Pickups will be cancelled in the following boroughs:

  • Ahuntsic-Cartierville (household waste and recycling)
  • Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (household waste and kitchen waste)
  • Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (bulky items)
  • Ville-Marie (household waste)
  • Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (household waste)

Other pickups will be held in advance or postponed in the following boroughs:

Pickups of January 1 : held in advance or postponed*

  • Anjou: pickup of kitchen waste postponed until January 2
  • Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : pickup postponed until January 2
  • Lachine: pickups postponed until January 4
  • LaSalle: pickup of recyclables postponed until January 2
  • Le Sud-Ouest: pickups postponed until January 4
  • Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: pickups postponed until January 2
  • Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles: pickup of recyclables postponed until January 2
  • Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie: household waste and recyclables pickup postponed until January 4
  • Saint-Laurent: pickups postponed until January 4
  • Saint-Léonard: pickup of recyclables postponed until January 2
  • Verdun: pick-up of bulky items held in advance on December 31
  • Villleray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension: kitchen waste pickup held in advance on December 31

For more information on regular pickup schedules, please visit the Info-collectes site. The pickup schedules for the holidays may also be consulted via the 311 information bank.

* NOTE: If not listed, regular service is maintained.

Christmas tree pickups
The pickup of Christmas trees will be held after the holiday period. Residents are asked to leave their Christmas trees at the curb, without their ornaments, in front of their residence, before 7 a.m. on pickup day. This is a special collection apart from the household waste pickup.

For the pickup schedule, please visit www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/info-collectes. Christmas trees may also be dropped off at any one of the six ecocentres in Montréal.


All ecocentres will be closed until January 4, 2016, inclusive. For more information on ecocentres, please visit: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/ecocentres.


Arenas, swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and cultural centres will follow different schedules depending on the borough. Residents are asked to contact those facilities, or check the schedules on the web.

The Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will be closed December 31 to January 1, inclusive. Information: 514 872-6900.

The Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History will be closed on January 1.  Regular schedule will be maintained on December 30 and 31. The museum will open its doors at noon on January 2. Information: 514 872-9150, or www.pacmusee.qc.ca


The Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium will be opened. Visit espacepourlavie.ca for more information.


The municipal court, 775, rue Gosford, will be closed until January 4, inclusive.

Other service counters will be open on December 29 and 30. They will be closed from December 31 to January 4, inclusive.


Public markets will be closed on January 1 and 2. Otherwise, they will be open according to regular schedule, except on December 31, and  close earlier at 5 p.m. Information: 514 937-7754.

Bonsecours Market, 350, rue Saint-Paul Est, will be closed January 1.


Please note that parking pay stations remain operational throughout the 2015-2016 holidays and that motorists must also obey parking signs.

For more information on services available, Montrealers may visit their borough website via the Montréal portal at ville.montreal.qc.ca


SOURCE Ville de Montréal

For further information: Service des communications, Division des affaires publiques, Media Line : 514 872-4946

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