Canada Day Celebrations

The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Canada Day and celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday in Toronto on Monday, July 1.

The City will present a show celebrating Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square on Monday, July 1 from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

On stage, world-champion hoop dancer Lisa Odjig will be followed by dance company Northbuck Krumping. Zero Gravity Circus will present its Open Air Big Top featuring aerial acrobatics at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. She King will perform at 8 p.m., followed at 9:15 p.m. by Juno-award-winning singer/songwriter Derek Miller.

The Canada Day celebrations at Mel Lastman Square will conclude with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

UPDATE:  Thanks to Peter Mykusz for providing us with video from the evening’s celebrations.


City parks, outdoor swimming pools, wading pools and splash pads will be open on Canada Day, as will several of the City’s historic sites. Most community centres will be closed on July 1, but some community centres in parks hosting Canada Day events will allow public entry for basic services.