Canada Day events across Toronto and the GTA
A Canadian Maple Leaf flag flies near the Peace tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 15, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
Celebrate Canada Day across the city with events in every neighbourhood.
Join an all-day picnic and stay for the fireworks at the Canada Day Festival at Woodbine Park:
Noon - 9:30 p.m. Live music, food and beer
10 p.m. Fireworks
The July First Parade event has brought residents of East York together for more than 50 years, with shopping, live performances and more. Here's the schedule:
10 a.m. Parade starting at Dieppe Park (455 Cosburn Ave.) and finishing at Stan Wadlow Park (888 Cosburn Ave.) Full route available at on their website.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Park events: displays, vendor booths, food, crafts, bingo
Noon - 8 p.m. Kiwanis swimming pool open
1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Live entertainment
10:15 p.m. (approximately) Fireworks
The Toronto Zoo is hosting day special info sessions on Canadian critters including polar bears, cougars and beavers.
Join in the Canada Day celebrations in Scarborough's Memorial Park:
10 a.m. Scouts' pancake breakfast
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Craft market, rummage sale, free live entertainment, slo-pitch game, buskers and more
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Canada Day parade, starting at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Borough Drive
Head down to the water to take part in the Canada Day Extravaganza at Harbourfront Centre, including these events and more:
Noon - 7 p.m. Family activities including games, crafts, live music and face painting
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Dance competition
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 'Reach for the Pie' baking contest
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Attempt to break world record for largest round dance
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Screening of 'One Week' (rated 14A)
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Live music on the WestJet stage
- Bring the whole family to Queen's Park to celebrate Canada Day:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rocket-making workshops, beatboxing, rock-climbing, face painting, crafts and a farmer's market
- Take part in a Multicultural Canada Day at Yonge-Dundas Square:
Noon - 12:40 p.m. Opening ceremonies, First Nations dancers
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Celtic music, Kurdish dance, Nhapitapi African dance,
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Celtic music, Colombian folk dance, Hawaiian magic show, Serbian dance
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Egyptian dance, line dancing demonstration, string quartet
Watch Canada's only MLB team take on the Milwaukee Brewers at the Rogers Centre. The first 20,000 fans will recieve a free red Blue Jays bucket hat upon entrance.
Enjoy face painting, hula-hooping and a history lesson at Fort York's Canada Day festivities.
Celebrate Canada with the best new rock bands at Edgefest at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre:
4:45 p.m. Teenage Kicks concert
5:15 p.m. Royal Canoe concert
5:45 p.m. The Zolas concert
6:05 p.m. Head of the Herd concert
7 p.m. Matt Mays concert
8:15 p.m. Monster Truck concert
9:45 p.m. The Sheepdogs concert
Take a ferry to the Toronto Islands to celebrate Canada with beaches, parks, a rowing regatta and dragonboat races.
Celebrate Canada Day with a full-filled evening of live music and performances in Mel Lastman Square.Here's what's planned:
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Cirque performance at Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St., Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue), face painting, hair painting and temporary tattoos
8:05 p.m. Free concert from 2014 Juno award-winning country singer Justin Rutledge
9 p.m. Free concert from roots rockers NQ Arbuckle, with special guests
10:15 Fireworks show
Spend your day enjoying more than 200 park attractions, then catch the fireworks at Canada's Wonderland starting at 10 p.m.
Join thousands of people at the Amesbury Canada Day Event in the park :
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tea room
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Amesbury Sports Club All Star softball games
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Children's activities including games and rides
1 p.m. Opening ceremony
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Bingo, live entertainment
4 p.m. Talent competition
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Live entertainment
9:45 p.m. Fireworks
Enjoy a day of food, family-focused attactions, music and a midway at Toronto Ribfest. Fireworks will overlap with the tail-end of the festival.
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