30 June 2015

Canada Festivities - We've compiled the best options around the city for the holiday.

Ashbridges Bay - Arrive early to get a good spot on the beach, so you can watch the spectacular show or arive during the day to spend it on the beach near the water. Fireworks are scheduled to start around 9:30PM.

East York - A parade with marching bands will make its way at 10 a.m. from Dieppe Park (455 Cosburn Ave.) to Stan Wadlow Park (373 Cedarvale Ave.), where revellers can check out live entertainment and other activities from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks will top off the night at 10:15 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square - Spend the afternoon taking in the musical performances, family activities and fireworks. Fireworks start at 10:15PM. Click here to view the full musical schedule. 

Downsview Park - Get the best viewing experince at the Meadow or Festival Terrace. Fireworks will start around dusk, approximately 10:00-10:30PM

Centiennial Park - Hungry? Rib Fest is going to be happening as well on July 1st and fireworks will commence at 10:00PM

Canadas Wonderland - [Park Admission Required] This is a great option for a day filled with family fun. Fireworks will begin at 10:00PM and some rides will be shut down to allow for the show.

What’s open and closed in Toronto

Closed on Canada Day

  • LCBO locations but some agency stores will be open on July 1
  • Beer stores
  • Libraries
  • Government offices
  • No mail delivery
  • Most grocery stores are closed, but some are open. 
  • Banks

Open on Canada Day

  • TTC will run on a holiday schedule
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
  • Garbage collection
  • Most malls, including Eaton Centre (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Vaughan Mills (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), Square One Shopping Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), but Yorkdale mall is closed
  • Tourist sites and attractions, including historic sites
  • Toronto-run golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, wading pools and splash pads