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 Guide to the Best Canada Day Events in Toronto and the GTA.

Little Canada

Visit Little Canada this Canada Day Weekend! This family-friendly place, suited for all ages, has you experiencing the richness and diversity of our home and native land. Explore famous landmarks, expansive landscapes and thousands of little stories built to incredible detail while learning little-known facts about the culture, places, and people of Canada.
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Canada Day Events — Toronto Festivals

City of Toronto: Canada Day Festivities
When:
July 1, 2024
Party all around the City of Toronto with Canada Day festivities at Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Toronto History Museums and Thomson Memorial Park for a full day’s worth of family-friendly shows and activities.

Canada Day at Downsview Park
When:
July 1, 2024
Downsview Park has a full evening of entertainment, including games for kids, inflatables, vendors, food trucks and, of course, fireworks!

Rhythms of Canada
When:
June 29 – July 1, 2024
This four-day festival embraces our country’s diversity at the Aga Khan Museum, with live performances and magic shows, crafts and family tours of the museum, plus a souk-style Festival Market that represents Toronto’s worldly palate.

Street Eats Market: Sweets Festival
When:
July 1, 2024
Feeling sweet for Canada Day? Head to Mel Lastman Square in North York for Street Eats Market’s Sweets Festival to buy yummy snacks from food trucks.

East York Toronto Canada Day Festival
When:
July 1, 2024
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.
Website: www.eycdc.ca

q107 Canada Day Picnic & Ashbridges Bay fireworks
When:
July 1, 2024
Rock your red and white at Woodbine Park with musical tributes to Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, The Tragically Hip and more. Then, cap off the night with Toronto’s largest fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay.
Website: www.q107canadadayfest.com

Canada Day Events — Toronto Venues

Harbourfront Centre: Canada Day Long Weekend
When: June 28 – July 1, 2024
Celebrate our country’s special day on the waterfront with a fun long weekend lineup of free and ticketed programming in music, dance, comedy, food and family-friendly activities.

Toronto Blue Jays — Canada Day Weekend
When:
June 30 — July 1, 2024
The Blue Jays celebrate Canada Day with pregame festivities with pre-game entertainment and activities on Sunday, June 30 with the Jr. Jays program where kids 14 & under can run the bases post-game. Then, on July 1, the first 15,000 fans to enter the ballpark receive a Blue Jays Canadian Tuxedo Hat Giveaway. Be sure to get to the ballpark early to see the pregame festivities and celebrate your Canadian spirit!
Website: www.mlb.com

Canada Day Events — GTA

Canada’s Wonderland: Celebration Canada
When:
June 28 – July 7, 2024
Party like a Canadian and enjoy live music, street entertainment, traditional Indigenous performances and interactive family games, plus authentic Canadian foods and TWO nights of fireworks.

Stouffville Strawberry Festival
When: 
June 28-30, 2024
This three-day festival is in the berry-picking area of Whitchurch-Stouffville throughout the Canada Day long weekend. It features a carnival, inflatables, live performances, talent shows as well as strawberry-focused food offerings and baking contests. Plus, fireworks in the evening!

Ontario Free Family Fishing Program: Family Fishing Week
When:
June 29-July 7, 2024
Get hooked on a new family activity! Free Fishing Week starts on Canada Day, where you can fish without having to buy a fishing licence.

Bingemans: Canada Day Celebration
When:
June 30, 2024
Bingemans hosts Kitchener-Waterloo’s hottest Canada Day event, including a performance from The Almost Hip and the region’s largest fireworks display.
Website: www.bingemans.com

Mandarin Restaurants: Free Buffet Meal
When:
July 1 only
Mandarin Restaurants across Ontario are celebrating their 45th anniversary by opening their doors and rewarding their loyal customer with a FREE buffet meal on July 1st only. Service starts at noon with no reservations, so expect line-ups and get there early!
Website: www.mandarinrestaurant.com

Downey’s Farm: Canada Day Strawberry Festival
When:
July 1, 2024
For a farm-fresh Canada Day party, Downey’s Farm has lots of fun, entertainment, great food and, of course, plenty of strawberries!
Website: www.downeysfarm.com

Paint the Town Red
When: July 1, 2024
In the Port Credit area of Mississauga, this long-running day-long festival includes a parade, Kids Zone, food, circus and musical performances, and fireworks at Memorial Park.
Website: www.paintthetownred.ca

Municipal Celebrations

Seemingly every municipality in the GTA is hosting a party! These events often including live entertainment, food and family activities as well as fireworks.

Ajax
Aurora
Brampton
Brantford
Burlington
Hamilton
Markham
Milton
Newmarket

Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Oakville
Oshawa
Pickering
Richmond Hill
Streetsville
Vaughan

Whitby

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