While Ontarians won’t have a day off Monday for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, several Durham Region communities are keeping some facilities closed.
Pickering, Oshawa, Scugog and Uxbridge close their municipal offices on Monday, September 19 for funerals.
The Scugog Municipal Office, Scugog Arena and Fire Administration offices will be closed, while the Planning and Community Affairs meeting is rescheduled for Monday, September 26.
Oshawa will close City Hall and Service Ontario for the day, while all facilities in Uxbridge will be closed except for the arena.
Ajax will observe a minute’s silence at 1 p.m. and the Town Hall will be illuminated in blue at sunset.
Durham Region is also closing several facilities for the day, including the regional headquarters at 605 Rossland Rd. W. in Whitby. Also closed are the Waste Management Call Center, Ontario Works offices at 605 Rossland, 200 John St. W., Oshawa and 140 Commercial Ave., Ajax.
Adult day programs at Hillsdale Estates, 590 Oshawa Blvd. N., Oshawa, and the Port Perry Adult Day Program, 451 Paxton St., Port Perry, are also canceled.
The region noted that there will be no impact on curbside litter collection, Durham Region transit operations, regional early learning and child care programs and the courts. located at the regional administration.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday, September 13 that there would be a federally declared holiday to mourn the passing of the Queen. Shortly after Trudeau’s announcement, Prime Minister Doug Ford said he would not declare a holiday, but would instead observe a day of mourning.
This means that schools and businesses are open on Mondays.
A minute’s silence will be observed by Queen’s Park at 1 p.m.
The federal leave only applies to people employed by the federal government. It does not affect those who work in federally regulated businesses, such as banking, airlines, telecommunications and broadcasting.
Canada Post will not deliver mail on Monday and its offices will be closed. Those located in franchises may be open during the opening hours of the host company.