It’s official! The Toronto New Year’s Eve fireworks show is coming back this year and it’s going to be spectacular.
The City of Toronto has announced that it will ring in 2023 with two synchronized 15-minute fireworks displays on the water.
The high-altitude fireworks will be launched across Toronto’s downtown waterfront, and you’ll be able to enjoy them anywhere with a view of Toronto’s inner harbour.
Unlike previous years when the fireworks were held at Nathan Phillips Square, this will allow locals from east to west to see the stunning display along the waterfront.
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However, holiday lighting displays and outdoor skating will still be happening in the square until 10 PM on New Year’s Eve.
The show will be accompanied by a livestream set to a soundtrack of Canadian and International music artists, which you can catch on the CultureTO YouTube channel.
There are several parks and promenades along the water where you can enjoy the show, including Ireland Park, Toronto Music Garden, HTO Park, Harbourfront Centre, and Sugar Beach.
According to the City, the fireworks “represent hope for the coming year,” and are part of the Stronger TOgether program.
The Stronger TOgether program will be a series of free and accessible initiatives provided by the City to honour the resiliency and strength of locals after two difficult years.
More details on the program will be announced in early 2023.
If you are driving down, you should know that there will be some road closures in effect during the fireworks show along Queen’s Quay between 10 PM and 1 AM.
However, public transit will be running all night long on New Year’s Eve.
We’re thrilled that this beloved tradition is making a comeback this year and that we get to enjoy it all together again.
When: January 1st, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Where: Downtown Toronto Waterfront (Inner Harbour)