Canada Day returns to Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St) from noon to 6 p.m., hosted by Monica Brighton. Enjoy live performances that celebrate our diversity and join in on fun activities and dance lessons for the whole family.

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Main Stage

12 p.m. – Indigenous blessing & welcome by Elder Cat Criger

12:05 p.m.The Haneen Women’s Choir

1:15 p.m. – Brazillian music by JER

2:15 p.m. – Speeches, cake cutting & national anthem, O Canada, performed by Mis Blandine

2:30 p.m. – Congolese rhumba and R&B music by Mis Blandine and the Caza Jazz Orchestra

3:30 p.m. – Spoken word & hip-hop music by Beny Esguerra & New Tradition Music

4:30 p.m. – Iranian music by the Canadian Gohla Orchestra

5:30 p.m. – Celtic music by Alana & Leigh Cline

Around the Square

12:45 p.m. & 1:45 p.m. – Roller skate performances by The Groovin Girls

12 p.m. to 6 p.m.Toronto Star exhibition: Sounds Like Toronto, beside the pond

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Stilt walking basketballer Nick Nets

1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Comedy & music in the parkette by Mike Wood

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Whimsical roaming by Stasia Fantastia

3 p.m. & 5 p.m. – Trash Panda Brass Band

Fun Activities & Dance Lessons

12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Shaker & hand-drum making with Blank Canvases in tents by the plaza

12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Airbrush tattoos by Picasso Painters in the parkette

3 p.m. – Cuban salsa dance lesson with Dailyn Martinez in the pond

4 p.m. – Voguing dance lesson with Danah Rosales in the pond

5 p.m. – Popping & waving dance lesson with A.J. Harper in the pond

Getting Here

Take public transit or Bike Share to and from the event or park your vehicle at a nearby Green P parking lot.

Please note, a section of Yonge St between North York Centre and Hillcrest Ave is closed to southbound traffic on July 1.

Acknowledging our Truth

The City of Toronto acknowledges that Canada Day can be difficult for many. Learn more about Canada’s relationship with Indigenous communities by visiting the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website and find out what action the City is taking to increase the visibility and overall well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Toronto.

Suggested Fireworks at 10 p.m.

There will not be fireworks at Mel Lastman Square.


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