New Year’s Hours


Hours of operation for City of Sault Ste. Marie facilities and services during the New Year’s holiday period are listed below.


Open for scheduled events only December 31. The McMeeken Centre and the John Rhodes Community Centre arenas close at 4 p.m.
The Public Library – Centennial branch closes at noon. The Churchill and Korah branches are closed December 31. All three branches are closed Thursday, January 1.
Last buses depart the terminal at 11:45 p.m. The last pick-up or return for Parabus service on December 31 will be at 11:30 p.m.

The following operations will be closed to the public on New Year’s Day:
Cemetery office
Children’s Centres (Maycourt, Jessie Irving, and Best Start – Holy Family)
Civic Centre
Community Arenas: Essar Centre, John Rhodes Arena #2, McMeeken Centre
Essar Centre office & Box office
Library – Centennial Branch, Churchill and Korah Branches
Northern Community Centre
Public Works and Transportation office. Call 705-759-5201 for 24 hour emergency service requests.
Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Steelton)
Social Services: OW, Social Housing, Community Child Care & Accessibility Centre
Transit office
John Rhodes Arena #1
Open 1 – 3 p.m. for public skating.
John Rhodes Community Centre Pool
Open January 1 – 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Parent/Child & Lane Swim & from 1 to 3 p.m. for Public Swim.

Regular transit and Parabus service will not operate on January 1. For Parabus information call 705-942-1404. For regular transit call 705-759-5438.

There will be no collection January 1. Starting Friday, January 2 refuse and recycling collection will be one day late until January 3.

The two-bag/container refuse limit is waived until January 9 providing you are recycling and the number of excess bags is within reason. Residents are encouraged to recycle all cardboard, steel cans, aluminum containers, glass bottles, #1 and #2 plastics, and all wrapping paper that is not foil or cellophane. Refuse must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. to ensure pickup.

Christmas trees and packaging poly-styrene (solid pieces of Styrofoam) can be dropped off at the Cambrian Mall parking lot until Saturday, January 10. Place Styrofoam in clear plastic bags to keep clean and dry.
The municipal landfill site is closed January 1. Open January 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, January 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.