Fireworks are the cherry on top of any perfect Canada Day. With Victoria Day recently passed and July 1 just around the corner, we have yet another excuse to pull out the Roman candles and lawn chairs. Here are a few places in Toronto where you can sit down, kick back and enjoy a colourful show to celebrate Canada’s birthday.
Get a front-row seat (minus the crowd) at Toronto Island, where you’ll get a picturesque view of the skyline as fireworks explode above.
June 30, 10 p.m.
Beginning at approximately 10pm, Downsview will be holding a fireworks show that will be best enjoyed from the Meadow or Festival Terrace. Better yet, admission and parking is free!
June 30, 10:30 p.m.
Drop by the downtown shores of Lake Ontario to enjoy a fireworks show put on by the Harbourfront Centre. The show will begin at 10:30pm and admission is free. The fireworks will also be viewable from Toronto Island, Cherry Beach, and in the surrounding area of Polson Pier.
There’s no official fireworks show, but Trinity Bellwoods often plays host to an impromptu show where visitors bring their own fireworks. Not necessarily the best display in town, but definitely the go-to spot if you want to lay back and crack a few (illegal! illegal!) beers with friends.
Overlapping with Toronto’s Ribfest, Centennial Park will be hosting a night full of ribs and fireworks that will begin at dusk. The suggested admission price is $2, and all proceeds will be going towards charity.
Ashbridges Bay Park
July 1, 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the biggest annual lights show at Ashbridges Bay Park alongside Lake Ontario. The show is set to happen after 9:30pm, and admission is free.
July 1, 10 p.m.
Out of the downtown core, Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan is hosting a fireworks show set to start at 10 p.m. Enjoy a ride on a roller coaster or hang around Wonder Mountain to view the spectacular show. Admission prices vary.
July 1, 10:15 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day with multicultural entertainment at Amesbury Park. Fireworks begin at 10:15pm and admission is free.
Mel Lastman Square
July 1, 10:15 p.m.
The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 10:15pm, shortly after the musical performances of After Hours, Jay Douglas and The All Stars, and Lula All Stars. Admission is free.
Stan Wadlow Park
July 1, 10:30 p.m.
The sky will light up around 10:30pm, following performances on the main stage at Stan Wadlow Park.
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