Canada Day 2014 falls on a Tuesday. Bummer, right? Ah well, we’ll still be out and about doing all things patriotic, like drinking domestic beer, eating BeaverTails, wearing red and white and plaid (our nation’s unofficial “colour”), and generally causing a woodsy ruckus. Wednesday hangovers in the name of national pride are totally apropos.
But what’s there to do this July 1st in Toronto? Tons, d’uh! Here’s your Ultimate Guide to Canada Day 2014 in Toronto…
Canada Day 2014 Events in Toronto
Canada Day Extravaganza at Harbourfront Centre
June 27 to July 1
A 5-day fete featuring the SoundClash Music Award Showcase, community artists, live performances on the WestJet stage, amazing food, and tons of Canadiana cues, the Canada Day Extravaganza at Harbourfront Centre is most certainly demanding of attention.
Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park
June 27 to July 1
One of our favourite meaty melees, Toronto Ribfest is taking place over five fortuitous days this year. Now in its 15th year, you’ll also be privy to some giant screens playing the World Cup action so you won’t miss a goal.
Head to Centre Island on July 1st, 2014 for an all-day blitz of bumping beats as Electric Island’s next instalment is set to turn the urban oasis into an all-out EDM fest with acts like Dixon, Martinez Brothers, Henrik Schwarz, Jeff Button, Nature Of Music, and Night Vision. You should be able to catch some of the fireworks from nearby Ontario Place during your island getaway.
Edgefest at Echo Beach
Join acts like The Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, Matt Mays, Head of the Herd, and more at Edgefest on Canada Day 2014 at TD Echo Beach.
Q107 Canada Day Picnic
Q107 is amping up Woodbine Park on Canada Day 2014 in Toronto. Featuring tributes to faves like Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, U2, Queen and more, alongside some great food vendors, amusement rides, a beer garden, and supposedly “Toronto’s largest fireworks display,” this is one family-friendly event that isn’t just for yuppies and their toddlers.
Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day presented by Honda
Catch the Blue Jays duking it out against the Milwaukee Brewers alongside pregame festivities like interactive games, fun inflatables, and much, much more.
August Alsina at The Guvernment
Hip-hop all-star August Alsina will perform live in concert on Canada Day at Toronto’s famed Guvernment Complex. And yes, he’ll be sticking around for the after party.
Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square
While we don’t know exactly what’s happening this year at the North York Canada Day 2014 celebrations, we do know that Mel Lastman Square is always a great family getaway from the DT core to revel in all things Canadiana.
Multicultural Canada Day
Celebrate our nation’s diversity during Multicultural Canada Day 2014 at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. Displays of cultural curiosity will abound, including international eats and live entertainment.
Hanlan Boat Club’s 130th Canada Day Regatta
Watch some epic rowing around Centre Island during the annual Canada Day Regatta put on by the age-old Hanlan Boat Club.
Canada Day 2014 at Richmond Green Park
A north cat? No problem! Richmond Hill residents can partake in their community celebration at Richmond Green Park with live entertainment, a Bavarian beer garden, artistic exhibits, midway, and the list goes on.
Don’t forget to check out Where to Watch the Canada Day Fireworks in Toronto, too!
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