For many of us, Christmas Day is a time for presents, loved ones, and stuffing our faces with plenty of carb-filled goodies.

However, if you don’t celebrate the holiday, or just need a break from your extended family, here are the places that are open on Christmas Day 2016, as well as the ones to avoid.

What’s open on Christmas Day 2016:

TTC
The TTC service begins at 9 am. Just a guess, but you’ll likely experience “slower than normal service” (so just like every other day).

GO Transit
For those suburban family dinner-goers, GO Transit will run on its Sunday schedule.

Movie Theatres
All local movie theatres remain open on Christmas Day – and there are some pretty great films out this year.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey are all playing this year.

Public Skating Rinks
Most outdoor public skating rinks will remain open.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
If the gifts aren’t enough to keep the kids entertained, or if you don’t celebrate Christmas, Ripley’s Aquarium is open 9 am-6 pm.

Restaurants
Thompson Diner: 550 Wellington Street West
Hemingway’s: 142 Cumberland Street
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant: 506 Lawrence Avenue East
7West Cafe: 7 Charles Street West
309 Dhaba Indian Excellence: 309 King Street West
Lakeview Diner: 1132 Dundas Street West
Toca: Ritz Carlton Hotel: 181 Wellington Street West
One Restaurant: 16 Yorkville Avenue
Noka All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Cuisine and Sushi: 513 Bloor Street West
Caplansky’s Delicatessen: 356 College Street
Destingo Restaurant: 741 Queen Street West
America Restaurant (Trump Hotel): 325 Bay Street
Bosk (Shangri-La Hotel): 188 University Avenue
Azure Restaurant and Bar: 225 Front Street West
Bar Italia: 582 College Street
Colette Grand Café: 550 Wellington Street West
The Drake Hotel: 1150 Queen Street West
Library Bar at The Fairmont Royal York: 100 Front Street West
Sassafraz Restaurant: 100 Cumberland Street
Vaticano Restaurant: 25 Bellair Street

What’s closed on Christmas Day 2016:

  • LCBO, Beer Store, and Wine Rack locations
  • Grocery Stores
  • Eaton Centre, Yorkdale, Vaughan Mills, Promenade, Sherway Gardens, Markville Mall, Pickering Town Centre, and Square One
  • Most tourist attractions including the ROM, Ontario Science Centre, The Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma and the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • All government offices, post offices, and banks

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