CN Tower celebrates Canada Day with a virtual light show

Jun 30 2020, 7:23 am

With Canada Day only one day away, the CN Tower has something extra special planned for this year’s virtual celebration.

On July 1, one of Toronto’s most iconic monuments will be celebrating the country’s 153rd birthday with an “extraordinary” light show.

The light show will last for 15 minutes and will include powerful light canons for visibility from a distance.

It will also feature lighting that will be synced to the beat of diverse Canadian artists, who will be simulcast on CHUM 104.5.

The lighting show is planned to take the “Tower’s architectural LED lighting to the next level.”

If you are a Toronto resident, you can view the show simply by looking up into the sky. For the rest of Canada, you can watch the livestream or tune into the City of Toronto’s Youtube channel.

“We’re looking forward to lighting up the sky July 1, with our special light show set to the music of a talented group of Canadian artists,” said Peter George, COO of the CN Tower. “The CN Tower is proud to be part of Toronto’s and Canada’s celebration for Canada Day 2020.”

The light show, which begins at 10 pm, will be the grand finale of the virtual Canada Day celebrations that the City of Toronto has planned.

If you want to join in for the fun before 10 pm, the City has a jam-packed day of virtual events to attend.

Toronto’s Canada Day celebrations normally take place every year at Mel Lastman Square. It attracts over 30,000 spectators annually.

This year, Toronto’s virtual celebration will begin bright and early, at 9 am. Audiences will be able to stream morning, afternoon and evening shows.

Downloadable interactive and all-age celebration kits will also be available.

You can also nominate a frontline worker for recognition.

The day will start off by sharing a holiday breakfast with guest chefs. This event has been titled “Canadian Pancake Breakfast.” You will be able to enjoy breakfast while simultaneously tuning into performances by Jully Black, The Next Generation Leahy, and more.

After breakfast is “Culture Jam.” This will be a showcase of Toronto artists and neighbourhoods and will feature Kardinal Offishall, Ali Hassan, Cris Derksen, and more.

The “Ready for Prime Time” event begins at 7 pm. This event will include “powerful, engaging, interactive” performances by Haviah Mighty, Gordon Lightfoot, and Choir! Choir! Choir!

“Watch from home and sing along to our Canada Day celebration in light and sound,” the release says.