What’s open, What’s not – A fresh list


Wondering what’s open, what’s not? Here is a list of what remains open or closed according to TVA. If you have any additions, please post them in the comment section, we intend to update as time goes on.


  • CHSLDs and other residences for the elderly (visit ban)

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  • Schools

  • CEGEPs

  • The universities

  • Childcare centers, subsidized, unsubsidized and family childcare

  • Libraries

  • Museums

  • Theatres

  • Concert halls

  • The arenas

  • Indoor soccer centers

  • Swimming pools, spas, saunas and aquaparks

  • National parks and historic sites managed by Parks Canada (from Wednesday)

-Mobile units of the SAAQ (except in Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Tuesday and Wednesday), as well as the practical and theoretical driving tests

  • The home visits planned as part of the Éconologis, Rénoclimat and Novoclimat residential programs

  • Accès-Montréal offices and permit counters

  • The customer service counters of the Municipal Court of Montreal

  • Saint Joseph’s Oratory, starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Ski resorts

  • Megaparks, trampoline centers, and other recreational places

  • Cinemas and arcades

  • Training centers, gyms, dance halls, spinning, Zumba, yoga

  • Casinos, Loto-Québec games rooms, network bingo and Kinzo

  • The Olympic Stadium, the Tower and the Olympic Park Sports Center

  • Zoos

  • Aquariums

  • Bars and nightclubs

  • Restaurants offering buffets and sugar shacks

  • Apple stores

  • The National Assembly


  • Hospitals

  • The CLSCs

  • Grocery stores and local bakers/grocers  (Shop at the small shops for your groceries they need your help)

  • Pharmacies

  • Shops and shopping centers (with reduced hours for several shopping centers)

  • The branches of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)

  • The branches of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)

    • Banks
  • Restaurants, but they must respect a maximum of 50% of the capacity of the place (Restaurants must allow a distance). Take out orders, and car services are still permitted.

  • Justice services are maintained, but only what is essential

  • Catholic and Anglican churches (all services such as masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings are cancelled or postponed, but some churches will remain open for prayer and personal meditation) Many are offering online services.

  • The metro and public transport services

  • The ferries of the Société des traversiers du Québec, but with reduced schedules for the Sorel-Tracy-Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Québec-Lévis and Tadoussac-Baie-Sainte-Catherine ferries

  • Coffee (left to the owners’ discretion)

  • The airports

  • Access to Sépaq territory

Source: TVA NOUVELLES March 18,2020