What’s open and closed in Windsor-Essex over New Year’s weekend?

As 2022 passes into the pages of history, many businesses in Windsor-Essex will pause to commemorate the arrival of 2023.

All municipal offices in Windsor-Essex are closed on Monday, January 2, 2023, as New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. Check with your municipality for confirmation.

There will be no Canada Post delivery Monday. All Service Ontario branches are closed while some transactions can be performed online.

Many big-box stores and restaurants will be closed or on abbreviated hours throughout the weekend. Be sure to call ahead to avoid a wasted trip.

Devonshire Mall and Tecumseh Mall in Windsor are both open 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and closed Sunday. The same goes for Windsor Crossing outlet mall in LaSalle.

All Beer Store locations will close at 6 pm New Year’s Eve and remain closed on New Year’s Day. All LCBO outlets are open Saturday and closed Saturday.

All four public school boards in Windsor-Essex are scheduled to reopen on Monday, January 9, 2023. The winter semester for St Clair College also begins that day.

The University of Windsor’s winter semester begins Tuesday for law, continuing education students, and nursing orientation; and for everyone else on Thursday.

Windsor Public Library branches are open from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. The Essex County Library is closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with regular hours resuming Tuesday.

The city of Windsor’s 311 call center is closed through Tuesday, January 43. The 211 call center will be open 24 hours as usual.

Residential and commercial garbage collection will not take place on Monday and will be delayed one day. Commercial garbage pickup and weekly recycling will continue as usual. The public drop-off and household chemical waste depot at EC Row and Central Ave will be closed Sunday and Monday.

All Windsor community centers and arenas will close at 2 pm Saturday and remain closed through Monday. The WFCU Center pool will be closed New Year’s Day, but open Saturday and Monday for reservations and previously-scheduled rentals.

The Windsor Spitfires will host the Kitchener Rangers at 2:05 pm Saturday at the WFCU Centre.

The city’s Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H-4) at Windsor Water World will be open each day from 8:30 am to 6 pm, except for New Year’s Day when it will close at 2 pm

Adventure Bay Family Water Park is open every day from 12 noon to 4 pm through the winter break.

The City of Windsor is offering a Winter Break camp, running from January 2 to 6, at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, the Forest Glade Community Centre, and the Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex. For more details and to register, please visit www.ActiveWindsor.ca or call (519) 255-1161.

There will be no parking enforcement in Windsor on New Year’s Day or Monday, and all metered parking will be free. Garages and service lots will be paid as normal. Parking enforcement payment offices remain closed until Tuesday, January 3.

The Chimczuk Museum and Francois Baby House are both open 10 am to 5 pm New Year’s Eve, but closed Sunday and Monday.

Transit Windsor will operate on a holiday schedule. Check their website for more information. The downtown transit terminal will be open 9 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, but closed Monday. There will be no tunnel bus to Detroit on New Year’s Day.

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