Canada Day is a special time to celebrate the *best country in the world* (okay, I’m biased) as well as all the cultures and peoples that encompass it. The day’s activities and events vary from small neighbourhood get-togethers to food and culture festivals, and also to spectacular firework displays. So, wave your flag high and give a cheer to our Canada Day Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA.
Canada Day Event Guide — Toronto
East York Toronto Canada Day Festival
East York turns from a sleepy neighbourhood to a bustling party starting with a parade in the morning. Then in the afternoon, Stan Wadlow Park becomes a family fair with live shows, midway, kids activities, artisan market, food vendors and beer garden.
Canada Day at Downsview Park
Downsview Park has a full day of entertainment, including games for kids, inflatables, vendors and more. In the evening, hang out for fireworks and food trucks.
Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square
Celebrate North York’s 100th anniversary flock at Mel Lastman Square, with live music, dance performances and fun activities, followed by spectacular fireworks at 10:00pm.
Ontario Place Canada Day Weekend
You’ll find family events all weekend long down by Lake Ontario, such as an Imagination Playground, live music, IMAX movies, yoga or more. Plus, their brand-new inflatable waterpark opens!
q107 Canada Day Picnic & Ashbridges Bay fireworks
Rock your red and white at Woodbine Park with tributes to Tom Petty, The Tragically Hip, AC/DC, Pearl Jam and more. Then, cap off the night with Toronto’s largest fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay!
Free Concerts at Harbourfront Centre
Hang out at Harbourfront and hear free concerts by Serena Ryder and more. This is also a great vantage point to view the fireworks over Lake Ontario.
Little Canada’s Celebrate Canada
Celebrate in the heart of downtown Toronto at Little Canada. The first 500 guests get a free tiny Canada Flag pin and participate in a scavenger hunt! Explore famous landmarks and learn about some uniquely Canadian stories.
Rhythms of Canada
This six-day festival embraces our country’s diversity at the Aga Khan Museum, with free family crafts and museum tours, live music, artisan market, food trucks and a Canada Day ceremony.
Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Weekend
The Jays play three games in two days, with pregame festivities on both Friday and Saturday. There are also giveaways, such as a George Springer Red Replica Jersey and a Vlad & Dad Dual Bobblehead.
Canada Day Event Guide — GTA
Canada’s Wonderland Celebration
Grab a drink and join the festivities in Frontier Canada, with toe-tapping live music and a West Coast Lumberjack show, indulge in delicious Canadian foods, then end the day with a bang at their spectacular fireworks display.
Chudleigh’s Canada Day at the Farm
Chudleigh’s Farm has a full long weekend of fun festivities for the whole family, with tractor rides through the orchard, local food and drinks, visits from farmyard friends, music performance, Backyard Bonfire & s’mores and more!
Stouffville Strawberry Festival
This three-day festival in the berry-picking area of Whitchurch-Stouffville kicks off on Canada Day, featuring a carnival, inflatables, live performances, talent shows as well as strawberry-focused food offering and baking contests. Plus, fireworks in the evening!
Seemingly every municipality in the GTA is hosting a party, often including live entertainment, food and family activities as well as fireworks.
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