Update 1: Just talked to the Richmond Centre Apple Store and Metrotown Apple Stores. They will be opening at noon tomorrow. Normal store opening hours are 9:30AM for Richmond, and 10AM for Metrotown.
The WSJ has reported Apple Stores are set to close tomorrow to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs:
Apple plans to close some of its retail stores for at least an hour Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter, a gesture that coincides with the company’s planned celebration of co-founder Steve Jobs’s life at its headquarters.
This corroborates a tip we received last night and also that 9to5Mac noted a few days ago. Apple sources mentioned Apple retail stores in North America and select international locations will close at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT to stream a live event from Cupertino, exclusively to Apple employees.