The Toronto worker strike is affecting some of the planned activities, so I’ve tried to confirm that the ones I’m listing are still going ahead. To be extra sure, why not check out the great activities happening in and around Toronto. I have kept the list to those accessible by bus (from TTC, nearby Union Station or the GO).
Event: Ontario Place Festival of Fire
When: Wednesday July 1st – 9 pm – 11 pm
Where: 915 Lakeshore West (along the lake)
Price: Free if you get near Ontario Place, $17.75 for grounds admission only; $30 for play all day including access to the waterpark and rides.
Event: Fireworks and Festivals in the Beach
When: Wednesday, July 1st – all day, all evening!
Where: The Beach, between Queen Street East and Woodbine Beach
This day in the Beach, with 3 great events happening, it is a great place to be. Use the TTC and take either the Queen Street East streetcar across to Coxwell or Woodbine and head a bit east along queen, or south to the lake. All 3 are within wandering distance of each other once you’re at The Beach, so enjoy!
The Beach events:
BEACHES LIONS CANADA DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL – noon – 6 p.m. at Kew Gardens (Queen St. East just east of Woodbine Ave) This years events features a Beach Idol competition, kids carnival, craft show and great live entertainment
CANADA DAY NEW COUNTRY JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL – happening from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Woodbine Park, near Lakeshore and Coxwell
CANADA DAY FIREWORKS DISPLAY – after 9:30 p.m. – Ashbridge’s Bay, along the lakeshore south of Coxwell, but its definitely best to come early. Bring a blanket and stake out your spot!!
If you would rather get out of Toronto to see the various Canada Day celebrations, take a look at 400 Eleven for some of the many festivals and events happening near and far, in addition to the following small list of events going on within an ½ hour to 2hours of Toronto and available by bus or the GO. The plus with these events is that there is no garbage strike!
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