Retail closings fall on July 2 for Canada Day

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - This year, Toronto retail operators can keep
their doors open on Sunday, July 1 on Canada Day, but will be required to
close on Monday, July 2 in accordance with the federal Holidays Retail Act.
    When July 1 is a Sunday, the Act requires that Canada Day store closures
be observed the following day. For the purposes of the Act, this year holiday
shopping regulations will apply on Monday July 2, and retail operators can
only be open on that day if they are exempt under the City of Toronto
Municipal Code Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping.
    Toronto retail operators that are permitted to operate on Monday, July 2,

    -   Small stores selling food, tobacco, antiques, handicrafts, fresh
        fruit and vegetables, books, magazines and newspapers
    -   Small pharmacies and art galleries
    -   Gas stations, nurseries, bars and restaurants, laundromats, and
        certain businesses catering to recreational activities.

    Toronto retail operators are also permitted to operate on Monday, July 2
if they are located in:

    -   the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
    -   the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area
    -   Queens Quay West
    -   the Distillery Historic District.

    For more information about the City of Toronto Municipal Code
Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping, including details and conditions, visit

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information: Media contact: Judy Morgan, Director, City of
Toronto Tourism, (416) 395-0410

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