July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The rest of the provinces and territories joined and were formed over time, Nunavut being the most recent, which officially separated from Northwest Territories in 1999.
The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day. Since 2006 Canada Day celebrations were also held at London’s Trafalgar Square in the United Kingdom. It is expected that these celebrations will be held annually. Depending on the availability of Trafalgar Square, these events may be held just before, on or just after July 1.
This weekend we will be celebrating Canada’s 151st birthday. Many celebrations will take place all over Canada, including the city of Toronto. There are 62 Festivals and Events which you can participate in. AccuWeather is forecasting an extreme heat event for the Canada Day long weekend. Daytime highs are forecasted to reach the low to mid thirties with humidex values into the mid forties. In case you choose to participate in outdoor events, please wear sunscreen, drink lots of water, and most importantly use your common sense to protect yourself from the sun! Regardless of which event you choose to participate in – Enjoy and have lots of fun!
Canada Day Events – http://bit.ly/2IFOYKF
Where to watch fireworks
- Amesbury Park at 9:45 p.m.
- Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Park at 9:45 p.m.
- Canada’s Wonderland at 10:00 p.m.
- Centennial Park at 10:00 p.m.
- Miliken Park at 10:00 p.m.
- Mel Lastman Square at 10:30 p.m.
- Stan Wadlow Park 10:00 p.m.
- Weston Lions Park at 10:00 p.m.
Other events you may want to consider:
Dancing in the Park at Aga Khan Park
The Aga Khan Museum kicks off its second annual Dancing in the Park series with a free outdoor concert. The event takes place in the Aga Khan Park adjacent to the Museum and will include various food offerings. With the Museum’s extended hours until 9 p.m., guests are also invited to explore the galleries, with admission by contribution. http://bit.ly/2yZtk4C
Gordon Lightfoot at Massey Hall http://bit.ly/2KDQzCI
Bata Shoe Museum Presents Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes at Bata Shoe Museum
This intimate exhibition features works spanning 45 years by Manolo Blahnik, one of the most prolific fashion and footwear designers. Toronto is the final and only stop of this world-class tour in North America. Close to 200 shoes and 80 original drawings will be on display. http://bit.ly/2MA0w4n
Toronto Jazz Festival at Multiple Venues
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival features free and ticketed performances at various times and venues throughout Toronto. http://bit.ly/2yXCGxJ
A Creative Buzz – Art Exhibition at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
A creative hive of professional Ontario artists, including retired Globe and Mail illustrator Anthony Jenkins. This group focuses on exhibiting landscapes, portraits, still life, and transportation scenes in a variety of media. http://bit.ly/2KAnpEr
Kensington Market Sweet & Savoury Food Tour at Livelihood Cafe – http://bit.ly/2tQMDal
You can see the full list of events at: Http://bit.ly/21NuLJH
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