Celebrating Canada 150 Throughout the GTA and Golden Horseshoe

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday. The nation is commemorating in true patriotic style with notable events taking place across the country, and there are many ways to participate in the festivities right here in the GTA, and throughout the Golden Horseshoe.

Toronto

Indigenous Arts Festival

June 21-25


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Bye Bye Couch

Celebrate Indigenous and Metis culture at Fork York National Historic Site. This arts festival will feature traditional and contemporary music, educational programs, storytelling, dance and delicious food. Discover the exciting indigenous culture and enjoy the many artists in attendance.

Toronto Pride Parade

June 25

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 Toronto Pride brings millions of people into the downtown core for the annual Pride Parade. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Bloor and Church Streets, the parade will run South on Yonge Street, ending at Yonge-Dundas Square. The parade is a sight to see, with unforgettable performances, floats, marches, colours and an abundance of glitter!

Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square

June 30 – July 3

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Nathan Phillips Square will be transformed into a rich cultural hub, filled with music, dance and eye-popping arts. Be sure to visit on June 30th for a special performance by the Barenaked Ladies, and stay for the nightly fireworks shows that wrap up each evening!

Niagara

Three-Day Canada Day Extravaganza

June 30 – July 2

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A three-day celebration will take place in multiple venues across Niagara Falls but the main stage will be centrally located at Niagara Falls City Hall. From live performances to free raffles, birthday cake, and a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic falls – it will be days and nights of fun for the whole family.

Canada 150 Parade & Heritage Displays

June 30 – July 2


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Niagara Falls Review

The Canada 150 Parade will be held in Fort Erie at the Historic Village of Ridgeway. Ridgeway will also be the host of Heritage Displays, presented by the Royal Canadian Legion. There will be 16 displays featuring the history of Erie Beach and walking tours of the Ridgeway Battlefield with Canadian Author and Historian, Dr. Peter Vronsky. Explore Canadian history through photos and artifacts in an interesting and informative way.

Skylon Tower Goes Red & White

July 1

The Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls is the tallest total entertainment complex in the city. Including both indoor and outdoor observation decks, the Skylon Tower is a fantastic way to take in the view of the legendary Niagara Falls. This Canada Day, expect to see the tower lit up in red and white and revel in the view while you enjoy the fireworks.

Across Ontario

OnTour Concerts

All summer long

Music lovers from cities across the province will have the opportunity to enjoy live performances from iconic Canadian musicians throughout the summer. From St. Catharines to Thunder Bay, OnTour Concerts will feature performers including; Kardinal Offishall, Tom Cochrane, Serena Ryder, Kim Mitchell and Kira Isabella. Find a full schedule of concert dates here.

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