This weekend is perfect to try some new barbecue techniques, tastes and treats.

If you forget something, don't fret as local grocery stores are open limited holiday hours on Monday .

Beer Stores and LCBO stores are also open on the Civic Holiday for limited hours.

If you are looking to spend time in air-conditioned freshness, malls throughout the region are open, including Upper Canada Mall, Vaughan Mills, Hilcrest Mall, Promenade Mall, Markville Shopping Centre, Pacific Mall and Kennedy and Denison Shopping Centre.

If you need a place to cool down, many municipal pools are open for public swimming as well, including Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora and Vaughan.

Newmarket's outdoor pools are open for holiday hours.

The Civic Holiday or Simcoe Day is not listed as a holiday under the province's Retail Business Holiday Act, so many businesses are still open.

However banks and government offices will be closed Monday.