Sept. 22, 2021 The Division of Human Resources & Equity is now called the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture.

Holiday Schedule 2019-20 and 2020-21

In planning the University’s holiday schedule, we make every effort to provide a two-week closure in December, knowing how all of us appreciate the opportunity to have two full weeks. We also make every effort to match the closure schedule set out by the school boards of the Greater Toronto Area.

Due to academic programming conflicts, including exam timetables, we were unable to schedule a two-week break for 2020-21. We do want to remind everyone that this does not preclude employees (in particular, colleagues with children who will be on school holiday) from requesting to use existing vacation entitlement.

However, this year we had the opportunity to provide three Presidential holidays in the 2020-21 Holiday Schedule; one has been added to the Victoria Day long weekend and two have been added to the Canada Day long weekend.


July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Holiday: Date(s):
Canada Day Monday, July 1, 2019
Civic Holiday Monday, August 5, 2019
Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 14, 2019
Christmas / New Year Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday January 3, 2020 inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 17, 2020
Good Friday Friday, April 10, 2020
Victoria Day Monday, May 18, 2020


July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Holiday: Date(s):
Presidential Day Monday, June 29, 2020
Presidential Day Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Canada Day Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Civic Holiday Monday, August 3, 2020
Labour Day Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 12, 2020
Christmas / New Year Wednesday, December 23, 2020 to Friday January 1, 2021 inclusive
Family Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Presidential Day Friday, May 21, 2021
Victoria Day Monday, May 24, 2021