9 places to watch Canada Day fireworks in Toronto

Jun 26 2018, 1:36 am

Our beloved Canada turns 151 years young on July 1.

Falling on a Sunday this year, there is no better time to grab the family, grab the friends, and celebrate with one of these Toronto events, especially since the stat is on Monday.

And did we mention there will be fireworks? In fact, there will be lots of fireworks.

While there usually is a fireworks show at Nathan Philipps Square, the City of Toronto currently has no posting for an event there this weekend. Other than that, here’s a guide to help you plan your own Canada Day fireworks extravaganza.

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Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square

What: If you’d rather stay clear of the downtown core this Canada Day, Mel Lastman Square will come alive all day for a family-friendly affair of eats and drinks, an eclectic assortment of live music, outdoor theatre, circus arts, and fireworks.

When: July 1
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm, fireworks at 10:30 pm
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
Price: Free

Amesbury Park Canada Day Celebration

What: At the annual Amesbury Park Canada Day Celebration, you’ll find an exciting event lineup that’s complete with multicultural entertainment, a talent search, children’s activities, plus many interesting vendors… and of course, fireworks.

When: July 1
Time: 9 am to 10 pm, fireworks at 9:45
Where: Amesbury Park, 1507 Lawrence Avenue West
Price: Admission is free

Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay

What: End a day at the beach (or a day on the town) with a spectacular fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park

When: July 1
Time: 9:30 pm to 10:15 pm
Where: Ashbridges Bay Park
Price: Free

Toronto Ribfest

What: If spending Canada Day mowing down on a saucy rack of ribs with a craft beer sounds about right, you’ll find no shortage of both at Ribfest. Other perks include live music, KidzZone activities, a massive mobile midway, a variety of daily activities, and Canada Day fireworks to music at 10 pm.

When: July 1
Time: Sunday 11 am to 10 pm, fireworks at 10 pm
Where: Etobicoke Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road
Price: Admission is free

Downsview Park Canada Day Festival

What: Celebrate Canada’s birthday Downsview Park-style. Attendees will be able to partake in an action-packed day of festivities with rides, food, music, entertainment, and of course, a grand firework display at dusk to end the day.

When: July 1
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm, fireworks at dusk
Where: Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, North York
Price: Free

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Milliken Park

What: This is a delightful spot to appreciate the outdoors near the northern edge of Scarborough. And while out there, enjoy fireworks on Sunday.

When: July 1
Time: 10 pm
Where: 5555 Steeles Avenue East
Price: Free

Sailin’ Through the 6

What: Take part in Ontario’s biggest boat festival this Canada Day. Join thousands of Canadians on multiple boats syncing to one sound and one party to celebrate Canada’s birthday, complete with an epic fireworks show.

When: June 30
Time: 12:30 pm to 2 am
Where: 11 Polson Street and 333 Lakeshore Blvd East
Price: $30 plus tax

Canada Day at Canada’s Wonderland

What: Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Canada’s Wonderland. Attendees can expect acrobatic shows, street performers, live music, traditional Canadian food, awesome firework display, and all the rides.

When: July 1
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Price: Adult day pass starts at $39.99

East York Canada Day Celebration and Parade

What: Start the festivities with a parade beginning at Dieppe Park (455 Cosburn Avenue) that travels through East York, finishing at Stan Wadlow Park for a day of programming and festivities that end at dusk before the fireworks at 10 pm.

When: July 1
Time: 10 am to 10 pm, fireworks at 10 pm
Where: Stan Wadlow Park
Price: Free

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