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It’s 2018, So What’s Open and Closed?

It’s a brand new year, but many Windsor-Essex businesses have closed their doors to start 2018.

New Year’s Day is a statutory holiday, which means all federal, provincial and municipal offices will be closed. However, all municipal offices in Windsor-Essex are expected to reopen on Tuesday, following the Christmas holidays. Please check your municipality for more specific information.

There will be no Canada Post delivery.

All Beer Store locations and the LCBO will be closed Monday but will reopen with regular hours Tuesday.

Devonshire Mall, Tecumseh Mall and Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets will be closed New Year’s Day.

All Windsor Public Library and Essex County Library branches are closed January 1.

Many area big-box stores and chain restaurants will be closed Monday while others will be open. Please check your favourite location directly to avoid disappointment.

The three major school boards will resume classes on Monday, January 8. St. Clair College resumes fall classes at its Windsor and Chatham campuses on Tuesday. The University of Windsor begins winter classes on Thursday in all programs except for Law and Education, which begin January 8.


The 311 call centre will be closed, but the 211 call centre will be open 24 hours as usual.

Commercial garbage collection will take place as usual Monday but residential garbage pickup will be delayed. The city of Windsor will have special Christmas tree and yard waste collection during the weeks of January 8 and 15. Please refer to your collection schedule, which is good through March 31, and plan accordingly.

The public drop-off and household chemical waste depot at E.C. Row and Central Ave will be closed New Year’s Day. Regular business hours during the winter are 8:30am to 4pm weekdays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.

There will be no parking enforcement on Monday and all metered parking will be free. Parking enforcement payment offices will be closed, though payments can still be made online.

Transit Windsor buses will run on a Sunday schedule.

All community centres and arenas will be closed New Year’s Day with the exception of previously-scheduled rentals. With students off school for another week, hours for community centres have been changed through January 7.

The outdoor skating rinks at Charles Clark Square and Lanspeary Park will be closed Monday. However, Bright Lights Windsor in Jackson Park is open every night 5:30pm to 10pm through Sunday with light shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Adventure Bay Family Water Park will be open New Year’s Day and every day through Sunday from 10am to 8pm.


Tecumseh Arena will be closed Monday except for previously-scheduled rentals.

Tecumseh Transit will not run New Year’s Day.


The Vollmer Complex will be closed on Monday and reopen Tuesday. Free ice skating will be held Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 4pm.


The Atlas Tube Centre is closed Monday but will reopen Tuesday.


Free recreational swimming will be held on Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Essex Recreation Centre.


Kinsmen Recreational Complex will be closed New Year’s Day, with regular hours resuming Tuesday.