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What's open and closed on Labour Day in Windsor-Essex?

There will be a lot of people taking Labour Day off, meaning there will be government offices and some businesses off Monday.

Labour Day, the unofficial end of the summer travel season, is a federal holiday, which means all federal, provincial, and municipal government offices will be closed Monday. There will be no Canada Post delivery.

All Service Ontario offices are closed on Monday. Residents can still perform licence plate renewals, driver licence renewals, and other transactions online.

All banks, credit unions, and financial institutions are closed on Monday.

The four public school boards serving Windsor-Essex will start fall classes on Tuesday.

At the University of Windsor, law students begin classes on Tuesday, and continuing education on Wednesday. First-year education students hold orientation on Tuesday as well. Nursing students have theirs on Tuesday and Wednesday depending on the year. The rest of the student body starts the fall semester on Thursday.

At St. Clair College, all classes begin Tuesday at the south Windsor, downtown Windsor, and Chatham campuses.

All LCBO locations are closed Monday. Select locations of The Beer Store will be open on Monday, in Essex, Leamington, and three Windsor outlets. Hours on Labour Day are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Devonshire Mall will be open on Labour Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tecumseh Mall is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall in LaSalle is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Most big-box stores, grocery stores, and chain restaurants will be open Monday, but many may be on abbreviated hours. Be sure to call ahead to avoid disappointment.

All Windsor Public Library branches and all Essex County Library branches are closed Monday with regular hours on Tuesday.

The 311 call centre will be closed Monday, and be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Some 311 services can be accessed online. The 211 phone line will be answered 24 hours a day.

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in Windsor will not take place Monday, and will be delayed one day. Night commercial collection and weekly recycling will proceed as usual. Consult your waste collection calendar, or the Recycle Coach app for more information.

The public garbage and household chemical waste drop-off depot at Central Avenue and the E.C. Row Expressway will be closed, but open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All indoor community centres and arenas in the City of Windsor are closed on Labour Day, with the exception of previously scheduled rentals. The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre pool and fitness centre are closed Monday.

The Homelessness and Housing Help Hub (H-4) at Windsor Water World will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sandpoint Beach and all outdoor pools in Windsor are now closed for the season. Park-based splash pads are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adventure Bay Family Water Park is closed on Monday and will remain closed until September 22 for maintenance.

The Lakeview Park Marina office and fuel dock are open Labour Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The launch ramps are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Chimczuk Museum and Francois Baby House are also closed as Monday is their usual off day.

There will be no parking enforcement in Windsor on Labour Day, and all metered street parking will be free. Parking lots and garages will be paid as usual. All parking enforcement offices are closed, but payments can still be made online.

Transit Windsor buses will run on the Sunday and holiday schedule on Labour Day. The customer service office at 300 Chatham Street West will be open Monday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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