It’s almost time to celebrate the nation we call home! There are so many Canada Day events in Toronto this year that include fireworks, performances, live music, and of course, poutine.

The best part is that most of these celebrations are completely free to attend.

Get into the true north spirit and join your fellow Canucks at these epic Canada Day events in Toronto.

Please note: Fireworks timing and confirmation are accurate as of publication date. Please check your local weather forecast, and the organizers’ websites on the day of the event.

Celebration Canada

This annual celebration takes place at Canada’s Wonderland for a whole week starting on Canada Day.

In addition to thrilling rides, you’ll get to enjoy live music, authentic Canadian food, street performers, and traditional indigenous performances.

And don’t miss the special fireworks show on Saturday, July 1st!

When: July 1st to 9th, 2023
Where: Canada’s Wonderland

Canada Day at Downsview Park

Canada Day at Downsview Park is making a comeback this year and it’s completely free to attend.

All are invited to come out and enjoy a day full of fun and games at Downsview on July 1st. The event will have live entertainment, games for kids, inflatables, vendors, and excitement for visitors of all ages.

It wouldn’t be complete without fireworks and food trucks, and Canada Day at Downsview Park will have both!

When: Saturday, July 1st, 2023 at 4 PM
Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Avenue- behind the building next to the greenhouse

Q107 Canada Day Weekend

Toronto’s rock station Q107 is throwing a good old fashioned rock n’ roll bash for Canada’s birthday.

The Q107 Canada Day Weekend will be free to the public and it’ll feature a stacked lineup of rock and roll tribute bands.

It wouldn’t be a Canada Day festival without some grand finale fireworks, and the high-altitude light show will be set to a “live” set of amazing rock music.

When: June 30th, 2023 & July 1st, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

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Celebrations at Thomson Memorial Park

This Canada Day celebration is free to the public and includes fun activities for all ages.

Visitors will get to enjoy music, children’s crafts, a bouncy castle, a parade, a pancake breakfast, and celebratory vibes!

When: July 1st, 2023, 10 AM to 3 PM
Where:  Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Road

Moving Forward: Celebrating Chinese Communities at Fort York

This City-run event will celebrate Canada Day and Toronto’s Chinese communities all in one place.

Programming will include dancing, singing, remarks, face painting, food demos and tastings, storytelling, and all kinds of fun.

When: July 1st, 2023, 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: Fort York, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square

Back for the first time since 2017, celebrations will take over the City Hall grounds on July 1st.

The day event will feature “high-energy performances from Alpha Rhythm Roots, The Hitmen Drumline, family-friendly programming with Muse Arts and Picasso Painters, “The Giant Storybook” activity from the Department of Imaginary Affairs, and more,” says the City.

When: July 1st, 2023, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

Celebrations at Mel Lastman Square

The annual Canada Day bash that North York looks forward to every year is making a comeback.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to join the fun at Mel Lastman, which will include live performances from The Haneen Woman Choir, Trash Panda Brass, JER, Celtic duo Alana and Leah Cline, and family-friendly activities showcasing newcomer artists.

When: July 1st, 2023, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street

Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

Enjoy a high-energy fireworks display on the water this Canada Day, set to some incredible rock music supplied by the nearby Q107 Canada Day celebration.

When: July 1st, 2023, 10 PM
Where: Ashbridges Bay Park, 1561 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Fireworks at Centennial Park

Fireworks will be on display in Etobicoke’s beloved Centennial Park.

Also happening here on July 1st is the Rotary Club’s Rib Fest!

When: July 1st, 2023, 10 PM
Where: Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road

Fireworks at Milliken Park

The City of Toronto will also put on a fireworks display at Scarborough’s Milliken Park. Grab a blanket and enjoy the show!

When: July 1st, 2023, 10 PM
Where: Milliken Park, 5555 Steeles Avenue East

Stan Wadlow Park

Locals will be treated to a light show at Stan Wadlow Park on Canada Day.

Also happening at the park on July 1st is a community-led event called The East York Canada Day Festival. Perfect timing!

When: July 1st, 2023, 10 PM
Where: Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Avenue

Canada Day Fireworks Boat Cruise & Party

Take your Canada Day festivities on board with this epic cruise.

You’ll get to enjoy three hours of sailing, skyline and fireworks views, DJs, and a dance floor.

There will also be a premium bar, a professional photographer, two decks, and a terrace to catch the amazing sunset.

When: July 1st, 2023, 6:30 PM & 10 PM
Where: Pioneer Queen 333, Toronto