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Remembrance Day (By-law No. 2008-355)

Remembrance Day (By-law No. 2008-355)

In recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day in honouring Canadian Veterans, and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, the City of Ottawa’s Remembrance Day By-law (By-law No. 2008-355), requires most retail businesses to remain closed until 12:30 p.m. on November 11th each year. This by-law deals only with fixed, enclosed premises.

Highlights:

The exceptions to the closure requirements are:

  • Food/grocery, tobacco, antique and handicraft stores with less than 2,400 square feet in total area used for serving/selling to the public
  • Pharmacies with less than 7,500 square feet in total area used for serving/selling to the public. Therefore, pharmacies located inside larger stores must be closed until 12:30 p.m.
  • Book/newspaper dealers which store is less than 2,400 square feet in total area used for serving/selling to the public
  • Convenience stores (e.g. “corner” stores)
  • Nurseries, gardening supply stores and florists
  • Gasoline/fuel stations and businesses selling propane, diesel, natural gas and associated fuel products
  • Businesses dealing in the rental of motor vehicles and boats
  • Businesses dealing in the repair of motor vehicles and boats, which includes the portion of larger stores where vehicle repairs are being provided.

View the entire by-law:

Remembrance Day By-law (By-law No. 2008-355)

Report an issue: 

Online:

Phone:

  • 3-1-1
  • (613) 580-2400
  • 1 (866) 261-9799
  • (613) 580-2401 (TTY)

In Person: 

Visit one of the ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres

Disclaimer

By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however it is not to be used in place of actual by-laws.

Actual by-laws can be obtained at the following locations:

City Archives
James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax : 613-580-2614
e-mail: archives@ottawa.ca

Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe, Ottawa Room
613-580-2945