Civic Holiday closures in London

A closed sign hangs in a retail store window. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / kevers

What is sure to be another slightly subdued summer long weekend has arrived.

Monday marks the Civic holiday, which is a day off for some but not for others as it is not a statutory holiday. Due to COVID-19 it is possible area beaches, campgrounds, and conservation authorities will see fewer visitors. However, those who do set out on a day trip are reminded to physically distance and wear a mask when that is not possible.

This is the first weekend the City of London will be closing Dundas Place to vehicles to allow more space for physical distancing and restaurant patios. The closure on Dundas Street from Talbot to Wellington streets will be in effect every weekend for the rest of the summer from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Here is a list of what is open and what is closed in London on the Civic Holiday:


Government offices (municipal, provincial, and federal)
Canada Post (no mail delivery)
All London Public Library branches (digital library resources remain available)
No garbage and recycling collection


White Oaks Mall (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Masonville Place (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Westmount Shopping Centre (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Most Beer Stores
Labatt Retail Store
Most drug stores
Grocery stores (many with reduced hours)
Costco Wholesale (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Fanshawe Conservation Area (for campsite availability call 1-866-668-2267)
City spray pads and wading pools
Movie theatres (Landmark Cinemas, SilverCity London Cinemas, and The Rec Room)

London COVID-19 Assessment Centres (Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre at 656 Elizabeth Street 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oakridge Arena at 825 Valetta 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
London Transit will be running on its current Saturday schedule (Routes 90 and 91 will not be operating)