Canada Day Around Toronto

Although Ottawa is, bar none, the best place to celebrate Canada Day, Toronto is no slouch in the festivities department:

  • 8:00 pm, Mel Lastman Square — The official City of Toronto celebration. A concert and fireworks to music
  • 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, East York’s Stan Wadlow Park — lots of games, music, eats, exhibits, and fireworks
  • 10:00 am to 5:00pm, Fort York — Fort York Summer Guard, perform musket and artillery drill as well as fife and drum music
  • 11:00 am, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood — parade and picnic
  • 11:00 am to noon, Chinese Railroad Workers Monument, North Linear Park, west of Skydome — honour the over 4,000 Chinese who lost their lives during construction of the railroad
  • 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Toronto Zoo — celebrate Canada Day with the animals, bipedal and quadrapedal alike
  • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Queen’s Park — the dignified celebration with a 21-gun salute
  • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Black Creek Pioneer Village — 30 people become Canadians, crafts, games, music, and more
  • 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Downsview Park — free activities and entertainment, buskers at night, huge fireworks in the sky
  • Noon to 5:00 pm, Mackenzie House — explore the editorial cartoons and media influence of the Confederation debate of the 1860s — those cartoonists pulled no punches! I love this small treasure of old Toronto on Bond Street.
  • Noon to 6:00 pm, Kew Garden Park — kids games, live entertainment
  • Noon to 10:00 pm, Centennial Park — ribfest!And fireworks too.
  • 12:30 pm, CHIN International Picnic — a very packed picnic at the CNE’s Better Living Centre
  • 5:00 pm to 9:45 pm, Harbourfront Centre — from Jackie Richardson to the Great Canadian Campfire Song Circle to Martha Wainwright, and much more
  • 10:30 pm, Ontario Place — the must-see fireworks to end the happy day on a glorious note

And if all the isn’t enough of a selection, click on this PDF schedule provided by the city for more options.

Happy Canada Day!!!

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  1. There’s lots of things going on in Toronto for Canada Day | Tricia's Musings (pingback) on June 30th, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

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