News Release
May 19, 2022

Today, Mayor John Tory announced the return of Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 23. This will be the first public in-person fireworks display on Victoria Day in Toronto since 2019.

The 13-minute show is a free City of Toronto event that will feature 2,000 individual fireworks – spectators can expect a spectacular finale. The fireworks display is weather dependent.

Ashbridges Bay Park is located on Lake Shore Boulevard East at the foot of Coxwell Avenue and is readily accessible by public transit. More information about the park is available on the City’s Ashbridges Bay Park webpage.

Attendees are encouraged to leave personal vehicles at home and take public transit or Bike Share as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to and from the festivities.

Beginning at noon, the TTC will be increasing service on the 22 Coxwell, 92 Woodbine and 501 Queen routes to accommodate those planning to watch the fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay Park. Dedicated shuttle buses will also operate from Woodbine and Coxwell stations. Additional TTC personnel will be on site to direct customers to the appropriate boarding locations. TTC customers can also subscribe to eAlerts or follow @TTCnotices on Twitter for more information or help planning their trips.

City bylaws prohibit members of the public from setting off fireworks in any city park or on beaches. The Toronto Police Service and City Bylaw Enforcement Officers will be onsite to help ensure a safe and enjoyable event.  To report the misuse or illegal sale of fireworks, residents can call 311 or submit a service request to 311.

More information about fireworks including proper use and disposal, is available on the City’s fireworks webpage.


“It is wonderful to see the return of the spectacular public fireworks display on Victoria Day at Ashbridges Bay. Please be safe this long weekend and I encourage everyone to enjoy the many events planned throughout Toronto. Thank you to everyone who has worked to bring back this annual celebration.”
– Mayor John Tory

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