RETAIL, FOOD AND ALCOHOLThe Rideau Centre will stick to its regular hours on Saturday and Sunday (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., respectively), but will be open reduced hours on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The St. Laurent Shopping Centre, on the other hand, is closed all day on Monday; ditto for Tanger Outlets and Bayshore. (All three will be open for regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.)As for groceries, all Sobeys locations in the city will be closed on the holiday Monday.You might have better luck going to Metro, depending on where you live and how far you are willing to travel: The Metro store on Rideau will maintain its 24-hour schedule, the McKeen Metro in the Glebe will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., and the Metro on Merivale Road in Nepean will be closed.Some Loblaws, like the one downtown on Isabella Street, will also be open on Monday.A good rule of thumb is just to call ahead, since most stores dictate their own hours.Most stores in the ByWard Market will stay open.All Walmarts will be closed, but some like the Supercentre in Barrhaven will keep their garden centres open. Customers can check which ones will be offering Garden Centre hours on the company’s website.Stock up Saturday and Sunday on any beer and liquor you may need because the LCBO and Beer Store are closed Monday.Some downtown Wine Rack locations will be open for regular hours.CITY SERVICESCity hall, as well as all seven of the client services locations across the city, will be closed on the holiday Monday, and will resume normal operation on Tuesday. The city’s 311 hotline will be open to deal with urgent matters.There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Victoria Day. The pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 21. In addition, the collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.Most city-run health clinics, including the sexual health centre, dental clinics, and Parenting in Ottawa drop-ins, will be closed. The Ottawa Public Health info line will also be closed, but you can leave a message and they will call you back within a day or two. Harm reduction services including the Site program at 179 Clarence Street, including supervised consumption services, will be open for regular hours from 9 am to 9 pm Monday, May 20, and the site mobile van will operate on a regular schedule from 5 to 11:30 pm.MUSEUMS AND FUN STUFFIf you’re looking for a place to cool off and do some learning, the Canadian Museum of Nature will be open, as will the Canadian War Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.Many of the city’s pools, fitness centres, arenas and splash pads are slated to be open this weekend — but the city says it’s best to check with them directly, as each one is different. Most programs scheduled at these facilities, though, are cancelled for Monday. The Karsh-Masson Gallery, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the City Hall Art Gallery at city hall will be open.For the bookworms: libraries will be closed, too.PARKING AND TRANSPORTATIONNo change to any of the parking rules in the city, and OC Transpo is running on a Sunday schedule for Sunday and Monday (with a regular schedule on Saturday).Para Transpo will offering holiday service hours and all regular scheduled trips will be cancelled. You can book your Victoria Day Para Transpo trips by calling 613-244-7272 on or after Monday, May 13.