It’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year, so there are a ton of activities going on around the city!
Fireworks are pretty much guaranteed in all corners of #the6ix, but other festivals and performances are slated to happen as well.
To help you decide what to do, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 ways to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday.
Nathan Philips Square
From June 30 to July 3, Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square will bring Canada’s rich cultural fabric to life through an incredible mix of music, dance, circus, and street arts.
The dynamic music program features two stages showcasing current urban, indie, roots, pop and world music by emerging and established artists from across the city, all regions of the country, and around the world – reflecting Toronto’s kaleidoscopic character, cultural diversity and creative energy.
A hospitality area offering food and beverage will be available for the public throughout the day. A nightly fireworks show will end the evening at 10:55 pm.
ROM Friday Night Live: O Canada
Celebrate Canada Day at the Royal Ontario Museum with live music, food from various vendors and entrance into Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story.
Performers include Neon Dreams, DJs Sweet Touch Foundation, DJ Stew Innes, Dawn Pemberton and more! While listening to music and enjoying the exhibits, snack on food from Phancy Food, Daniel et Daniel, Basil Box, Mnandi Pies and My Creme Caramel.
Doors open at 7pm on June 30th.
Queens Park Canada Day Celebrations
This is a great one for the kids! Bring the whole family to the annual free, fun-filled Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park, where there’s something to see and do for kids of all ages. This year, the festivities will extend into the evening with musical performances to celebrate Ontario and Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Vendors will be present selling food and beverages. There will also be music and dance performances, games, face painting and crafts!
The celebrations are going on from 10am until 10pm on July 1st.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
This year’s festival invites visitors to #CanukItUp for a truly Canadian three-day celebratory event including a Canada 150 Fund initiative written specifically for this tour called Rhythm of the Nation, an interactive dance and musical performance centred around nationally renowned street artist DJ Creeasian. The West Coast Lumberjacks will also be performing an action packed, must-see Canadian show.
The entire festival takes place from July 1st-3rd and fireworks will be commencing at 10:30 PM on July 1st.
Toronto Blue Jays Game
If you’re more of a sports fan, what better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a Jays game?
The Jays play the Red Sox on July 1st at 1:07pm
Let us know how you’ll be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!
Photo Credit: https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2015/08/13/toronto-sign-moves-to-temporary-new-spot-at-nathan-phillips-square.html, http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-hashtag-trends-no-1-worldwide-during-alds-victory/