Regulating Retail Business Holiday Openings

Currently, retail holiday closures are based on the Retail Business Holidays Act (RBHA), provincial legislation that was established to provide common closings on the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The Province now permits municipalities to establish their own approach to retail holiday openings. Peel Region is considering important changes to the way that it will regulate shopping activities on these holidays.

Peel staff is consulting with the public and industry stakeholders, such as businesses and retail workers, to work toward a 'made-in-Peel' approach to regulate retail business openings.

We want to hear from you

Whether you are a resident of Peel, retail worker or retail business owner, you can share your thoughts with us in two ways:

February 21: 7 - 9 p.m.
Mississauga Valley Community Centre
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard

February 26: 6 - 8 p.m.
Caledon Community Complex
6215 Old Church Road

February 27: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Terry Miller Recreation Centre
1295 Williams Parkway

Additional Information:

Provincial legislation

Staff Reports

If you have any questions, or would like to be updated on the project, please contact Region of Peel Planning

Revised: Wednesday February 14 2018

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