Apr 14, 2022 7:15 am
If you have any last-minute errands to run before the Easter long weekend, here’s what you need to know.
Many shops and organizations remain closed on Good Friday (April 15) and Easter Sunday (April 17). Some places will also remain closed on Easter Monday (April 18).
Major retail and grocery outlets, including Costco, drugstores, malls, banks, LCBO, beer shops and the downtown retail site Labatt, will remain closed on Friday and Sunday. All local, state and federal government offices will remain closed until Tuesday.
Household waste and recycling will not be picked up on Friday and Monday and postal service will resume on Tuesday. The London Transit Commission will operate buses on Friday on a Sunday timetable.
The London Public Library branches are also closed on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays but are open at regular hours on Saturdays.
The Middlesex London Health Unit also announced reduced opening hours for vaccination clinics over the bank holiday weekend.
Vaccination clinics at the Western Fair District Agriplex, White Oaks Mall and the Caradoc Community Center in Mt Brydges will be closed for most of the weekend. Those who want to be vaccinated have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves on Saturday. The Agriplex will be open for walk-in customers on April 16 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, while the clinic at White Oaks Mall will be open for walk-in customers from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Select Shoppers Drug Mart locations in London are open over the bank holiday weekend for those in need of essentials. The Sherwood Forest Mall location at 1225 Wonderland Road North and the Byron location at 1224 Commissioners Road West are open Friday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
If you want to do something over the Easter holidays, there are a number of activities to choose from.
Storybook Gardens opens for its spring season with an egg hunt on Good Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, advance booking is required to attend. The German-Canadian Club on 1 Cove Road also offers an Easter egg hunt on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. The event, which costs $5, also features crafts for the kids.
Dog parents can also participate in an egg hunt with the organization National Service Dogs on Plunkett Estate on Good Friday. Those interested can register online for the event. Other weekend events include an outdoor Easter market at the Convent Garden Market from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.