Canada's Condominium Magazine
With Canada Day fast approaching, many are ready to get out and celebrate. Whether you are looking for a fun day full of festivities or a simple way to honor the occasion, you are in luck. Several special events are happening across Canada, and the Greater Toronto Area is no exception. Let’s take a look at the many ways to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Fireworks on Canada Day is a must!
All over the GTA, and in some cases, every day for the weekend, you’ll find spectacular fireworks celebrating Canada’s 150th B-Day. Take a peak:
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, CN Tower will host a spectacular pyrotechnics display on July 1st. The show will begin at 10:30 p.m. The fireworks will be set to a soundtrack playing on Boom 97.3.
Nathan Phillips Square will be hosting four days of celebrations. The celebrations will include music, dancing, a circus, and street art performances. A fireworks show will also begin at 10:55 p.m. each night. Artists and bands appearing during the celebrations include the Barenaked Ladies, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Canada’s Wonderland is full of exciting attractions for the entire family. Over 200 rides, coasters, and other attractions make for a thrilling day full of fun. During Canada Day, the park will feature an original fireworks display after closing.
Enjoy a day of fun and excitement at Queen’s Park. Musical performances will delight guests, and a variety of vendors will be offering their best food and beverages. Some of these include Ali’s Wraps, Simply BBQ, Lemon Heaven, and Sushiburri Toronto. Guests can enjoy roaming performers, games, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Children can also join in on the festivities with fun activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, and meet and greets with the casts of The Little Prince and Cinderella. Admission is free, and the event is open to guests of all ages.
Where to go for fireworks on Canada Day
(f you can’t get close, just look up in the sky, chances are you’ll see them!:
Mel Lastman Square 5100 Yonge Street Toronto: 10:55 pm
CN Tower: 10:30 pm
Nathan Philips Square: 10:55 pm on Canada Day, but also every day from June 30 to July 3
Amesbury Park at 1507 Lawrence Avenue West: 9:45 pm
Scarborough Civic Centre: 10:55 pm
Ashbridges Bay Park: spectacular view over lake at Lakeshore Boulevard East: 10pm
Harbourfront Centre: 10:30 pm
Milliken Park at Steeles Road and McCowan Road in Scarborough: 10 pm
Centennial Park in Etobicoke 10 pm (And don’t miss Ribfest!)
Don’t forget Fireworks Cruises! The fireworks over the water can be especially beautiful with a cruise. There are at least a couple options.
- Dinner Cruise on July 1 at 8 pm
- Cocktail Cruise on July 1 at 8:30 pm
- More information>>
- Dinner and Dance Cruise on July 1 6:30pm
- More information>>
Get Your Hands on a One-of-a-Kind Coin
It’s not an event, but it’s a piece of history. The Royal Canadian Mint has recently released a new coin to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The coin, a CA $2 toonie coin, depicts the Aurora Borealis, and it glows in the dark. Though the mint has created a variety of glow-in-the-dark coins, this one is the first to be put into circulation
Canada Day at Queen’s Park
There’s lots of family fun at Queen’s Park. Starting at Noon with a 21-gun salute for the official opening, there will be an “all ages” range of events — face painting, dancing, games — all afternoon, and live concerts throughout the day and into the evening:
- 12:50 pm Unity
- 1:55 pm House of David Gang
- 2:45 pm Sun K
- 3:35 pm Hey, Wow!
- 4:25 pm Unity
- 5:30 pm House of David Gang
- 6:20 pm Sun K
- 7:10 Hey, Wow!
- 8:05 pm Crystal Shawanda
- 9:15pm Giner Ale and Monowhales
Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
If you can get tickets, and hopefully with the Dome wide open, enjoy a great night of baseball at the Rogers Centre Saturday July 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm.
Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is offering free admission to all visitors in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The museum, which will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 1st, will display original exhibitions in addition to the regular, permanent galleries. Read more about the Royal Ontario Museum’s Canada Day celebrations here.
Toronto Public Library
The Toronto Public Library will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate Canada Day. These celebrations will extend to all branches, with something for everyone. The Albert Campbell Branch will feature a writing group, the Scarborough Scribblers. Fellow writers and fans alike can enjoy a variety of readings and writing prompts.
The Thorncliffe Branch will host a kids’ event. Children ages six and up are invited to learn about Maple Leaf cross stitching. Materials will be provided, so children will be able to create their own as well. Space is limited for this event, so be sure to call 416-396-3865 to register.
Many events will be held throughout Canada, including a variety of attractions and celebrations in the Greater Toronto Area. Whether you are looking for a way to kick back and relax or enjoy a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities and entertainment, there will certainly be something for everyone. Read more about the venues joining in on the festivities here