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What's open, what's closed on Canada Day

Automated garbage collection begins July 2. Check the city's website to see when your bin will be emptied
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The following city facilities and services will be closed Monday, July 1 for the Canada Day statutory holiday:

  • Cemetery office
  • City Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste Depot
  • Civic Centre
  • GFL Memorial Gardens office and Box Office
  • John Rhodes Centre arenas, McMeeken Centre, and the Northern Community Centr
  • Seniors Centres (Drop–In and Northern Community Centre Seniors 55+)
  • Public Libraries – James L. McIntyre Centennial and Korah Branch Library
  • Public Works office. For 24 hour emergency service, call 705-759-5201.
  • Sault Transit office

Garbage & Recycling Collection

No collection Monday, July 1. Automated garbage collection begins July 2. Residents can begin using their new roll-out carts. Notices have gone out to residents whose garbage collection day has changed. With the Canada Day holiday, note that collection will be one day late.

Visit the website to verify your collection day with automated garbage collection.

Transit Services

There will be no regular transit service on Monday, July 1. Only Parabus will operate on July 1.

Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site

Open July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Canada Day and Voyageur festivities including Sault Ste. Marie’s first multi-day poutine celebration June 28 to July 1.

Marine Facilities

Bellevue Marina is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The public will have access to the pier to view fireworks on July 1 and vehicles are asked to park in the main parking lot at the marina. Dock access is restricted to boat owners.

Roberta Bondar Marina and the Sault Canal recreational lock are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. During construction, Bondar Marina will only be open for fuel and confectionary sales.


The John Rhodes Community Centre Pool is open on July 1 for Parent/Child/Lane Swim, 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 1 – 3 p.m. for public swim. The Peter G. Manzo and V.E. Greco pools are open 1 – 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Canada Day Celebrations

Festivities will take place July 1 at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion. Opening ceremonies begin at 2 p.m., followed by entertainment and attractions throughout the day with fireworks at dusk.

The Canada Day hours for City operations are available online at