Toronto is hosting a giant four-day party to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

Jun 23 2017, 12:37 am

The City of Toronto will host a four-day music and performing arts festival to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Canada Days will run from June 30 to July 3 at Nathan Phillips Square with one-day celebrations at Scarborough Civic Centre, Humber Bay Park West and Mel Lastman Square on July 1.

The festival, which is part of the year-long TO Canada with Love program, will include over 130 performances by national and international artists.

Headliners include Barenaked Ladies and Buffy Sainte-Marie on June 30, Ron Sexsmith and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on July 1, dvsn on July 2 and Belly on July 3 at Nathan Phillips Square.

On July 1, the City will host a Citizen Reaffirmation Ceremony at the four Toronto sites.

These ceremonies will showcase cultural performances, the recitation of the Oath of Citizenship and the singing of O Canada, to help ignite national pride across the country and celebrate what it means to “Stand for Canada.”

“The city-wide Canada Days festival showcases the diversity of our city and our residents through more than 130 performances across four sites,” said Mayor John Tory in a release. “From Indigenous and Francophone artists to the many cultures represented across the city, Toronto’s diversity will be heard, seen and felt this Canada Day long weekend through music, dance and arts. I encourage all Torontonians to join the celebrations.”

Nathan Philips Square 

Where: 100 Queen Street West
When: July 1 to 3

Mel Lastman Square

Where: 5100 Yonge Street
When: July 1

Humber Bay Park West

Where: 100 Humber Bay Park Road W.
When: July 1

Scarborough Civic Centre

Where: 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough
When: July 1

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