December 31, 2018 | 8 p.m. to Midnight

Ring in the New Year with DJ skating parties sponsored by Tim Hortons, live musical performances and spectacular fireworks. Admission is free to this all-ages, alcohol-free event.

8 p.m. – Skating party with DJ Money Jane sponsored by Tim Hortons | Born and raised in Toronto, Money Jane’s style of mixing will keep your energy elevated and in motion while she leads you on a musical journey.
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DJ Money Jane

9 p.m.LIZA | Influenced by Ethiopian musical culture, LIZA’s music transcends the conventional styles of R&B while pushing the boundaries of the genre. This rising young star draws from R&B/Neo-Soul culture, captivating audiences with her charismatic stage presence.
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9:30 p.m. – Skating party with DJ MelBoogie sponsored by Tim Hortons | Spinning classic hip hop and R&B hits, MelBoogie will keep you dancing. A staple in the Canadian hip hop scene, she has opened for some of the most respected performers in the world, including Busta Rhymes and Lauryn Hill.
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DJ MelBoogie

10:20 p.m.Cadence Weapon | Critically acclaimed rapper, producer and poet performs his dynamic stage act, including tracks from his newly-released self-titled album. The artist expands his stylistic range by incorporating elements of trap, funk, electro, techno and grime.

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Cadence Weapon

10:45 p.m.Champions of Magic | The UK’s largest touring illusion show, Champions of Magic features five of the worlds’ finest magicians. They have been seen by thousands across the world, and now NYE at Nathan Phillips Square provides Toronto a chance to see a special performance.

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Champions of Magic

11:15 p.m. – DJ NDN | Co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR), Ian Campeau combines art and activism. Using his notoriety, NDN draws attention to relevant issues of racism, gender based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression.
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12 a.m. – Countdown to the New Year featuring a spectacular fireworks display.

Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Due to event road closures streetcars will be diverting in this area. Visit for further information on how to get to this event.

Line 1 Yonge-University exiting at Queen Station
Line 1 Yonge-University exiting at Osgoode Station

GO Transit
From Union Station, walk north via Bay Street to Queen Street and arrive at Nathan Phillips Square.

Public transportation is encouraged due to road closures and the large volume of visitors that attend New Year’s Eve. The following streets will be closed from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018:

  • Queen Street from Yonge Street to University Avenue
  • Bay Street from Dundas Street West to Richmond Street West
  • Elizabeth Street from Foster Place to Hagerman Street
  • Hagerman Street from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street
  • Albert Street between James Street to Bay Street
  • York Street at Queen Street West

Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage as well as street parking on University Avenue.

The City of Toronto has taken care to minimize barriers and welcome all residents and visitors to the New Year’s Eve event. Please review details below regarding the accessibility features. For accommodation requests, please email

American Sign Language (ASL)
Will be provided on the Main Stage at the event for interpretation of hosting dialogue and event announcements.

Dedicated Accessible Viewing Area
An accessible viewing area will be available at the event for people with disabilities and their support persons and service animals. Volunteer staff will be available to provide assistance, if required. There will be three accessible viewing areas located on Nathan Phillips Square, wheelchair and standing areas will be located at the northeast corner of the main stage and beside The Archer sculpture. An accessible viewing area with seating will be available on the Concessions Roof accessible by elevator.

Accessible Parking
Paid parking is available. Nathan Phillips Square is accessible by elevator from the parking garage. For parking rates visit Carefully review event road closures ahead of event.

Wheel Trans Pick-up and Drop-off locations
Southwest corner of Chestnut Street and Armoury Street.

For information about accessible subway stations visit

New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square is supported by:

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