The Roundhouse will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend: Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, opening on September 6 at 9am. We hope that you’ll have a chance to take a little time to relax, or conversely, get started on those fall chores.
Initially, Labour Day was a celebration of ‘working-class solidarity and belonging during a time of rapid industrialization’. Over the years, the holiday has dramatically changed, and now we celebrate it as the start of the last days of summer, and a final holiday hurrah before autumn begins and we launch into the school term. Take a moment to consider that this long weekend was originally a celebration of Canadian workers standing up for better pay, equality, shorter working days, medical benefits and so much more.
Read about key Canadian labour rallies, strikes and demonstrations 9 Times Canada’s Labour Movement Made History and Shaped the Country We Live in Today
Learn a more about the history of Labour Day in Canada at Canadian Encyclopedia.