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Peel is Exploring Retail Store Openings on Statutory Holidays

Share your thoughts with us

Peel Region is considering important changes to the way that the Region will regulate shopping activities on the nine statutory holidays that we have each year. 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

What we're reviewing

Currently, retail holiday closures are based on the Retail Business Holidays Act (RBHA), which is provincial legislation.

¬†On June 8, 2017, our Regional Council directed staff to work toward a ‘made-in-Peel' approach to regulate retail business closures on statutory holidays.

Peel staff is consulting with the public and industry stakeholders, such as businesses and retail workers, before enacting a Peel Region Retail Holiday Closure By-law.

Presenting Council recommendation

Staff plans to combine its background research with its community engagement results to present Regional Council with a recommended approach on retail holiday closures in mid-2018.