After two years away during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Day is coming back to Mel Lastman Square this July 1 with a full lineup of musicians to celebrate Canada’s 155th birthday – and also the 100th anniversary of the creation of North York.
Here’s the schedule for the event, that will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 1.
The Main Stage
2 p.m.: Toronto-based Japanese taiko drumming ensemble Nagata Shachu
3:45 p.m.: Moneka Arabic Jazz with Ahmed Moneka.
4:30 p.m.: Tara Moneka (performing O Canada)
6;45 p.m.: Sophia Fly (DJ)
7:45 p.m.: Chiapas-born singer-songwriter Quique Escamilla
8:25 p.m.: Sophia Fly (DJ)
8:44 p.m.: Toronto rapper Odario
10 p.m.: Fireworks
Big Smoke Brass will be playing three sets at the Gazebo:
2:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
From 2:15 to 7:15 p.m., MUSE Arts, an artist-run community arts organization will provide family-friendly activities.