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Catch the Canada Day (and Canada Day Eve) Fireworks

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It's Canada's 147th birthday! There are Canada Day celebrations happening all around the GTA, so whether you're downtown, up in Vaughan, out in Ford County, or in the east end you can start planning your fireworks-watching strategy right now. We've listed the biggest celebrations here, so grab a blanket and a cooler, get out your red-and-white face paint, and start practicing "O Canada", because these explosively-sparkly spectacles only come around once a year.


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1. Harbourfront Centre

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235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
ON M5J 2G8, Canada

Get an early start on Canada Day with Harbourfront's Canada Eve double-barge fireworks display. The show starts late-ish; around 10:40, according to the schedule, so you'll have lots of time to negotiate the construction-bogged roads. Pro tip: the tall ship Kajama has a fireworks cruise, and it's licensed.

2. Ashbridge's Bay, the Beach

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Lake Shore Boulevard East & Coxwell Avenue, Toronto
ON M4L, Canada

It can be a long trip out to the Beaches, especially with the Queen streetcar on diversion due to the construction at Queen and Broadview, but the last couple of years the fireworks show has been spectacular. Get an early start, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the east end.

3. Canada's Wonderland

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9580 Jane Street, Vaughan
ON L6A 1S6, Canada

The display at Canada's Wonderland will set off more than 6000 fireworks! Watch them from the safety and comfort of Leviathan!

4. Mel Lastman Square, North York

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5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5V, Canada

North York's biggest display will be at the square named for the original Bad Boy. Live entertainment throughout the day, with performances by Justin Rutledge, NQ Arbuckle, and various circus acts (watch for Mel on the trapeze).

5. Centennial Park, Etobicoke

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256 Centennial Park Road, Toronto
ON M9C 5N3, Canada

The site of that other Etobicoke spectacle, Fordfest, Centennial Park's Canada Day festivities coincide with Ribfest. Now that he's back from rehab, maybe His Honour will show up to watch the fireworks and chew on a couple of bones.

6. Stan Wadlow Park, East York

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373 Cedarvale Avenue, East York
ON M4C 2W3, Canada

Canada Day festivities start at 10:00 in the morning with the East York parade. Live entertainment starts at 1:00, and continues throughout the day. Fireworks at 10:15.

1. Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

Get an early start on Canada Day with Harbourfront's Canada Eve double-barge fireworks display. The show starts late-ish; around 10:40, according to the schedule, so you'll have lots of time to negotiate the construction-bogged roads. Pro tip: the tall ship Kajama has a fireworks cruise, and it's licensed.

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
ON M5J 2G8, Canada

2. Ashbridge's Bay, the Beach

Lake Shore Boulevard East & Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON M4L, Canada

It can be a long trip out to the Beaches, especially with the Queen streetcar on diversion due to the construction at Queen and Broadview, but the last couple of years the fireworks show has been spectacular. Get an early start, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the east end.

Lake Shore Boulevard East & Coxwell Avenue, Toronto
ON M4L, Canada

3. Canada's Wonderland

9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6, Canada

The display at Canada's Wonderland will set off more than 6000 fireworks! Watch them from the safety and comfort of Leviathan!

9580 Jane Street, Vaughan
ON L6A 1S6, Canada

4. Mel Lastman Square, North York

5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5V, Canada

North York's biggest display will be at the square named for the original Bad Boy. Live entertainment throughout the day, with performances by Justin Rutledge, NQ Arbuckle, and various circus acts (watch for Mel on the trapeze).

5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON M5V, Canada

5. Centennial Park, Etobicoke

256 Centennial Park Road, Toronto, ON M9C 5N3, Canada

The site of that other Etobicoke spectacle, Fordfest, Centennial Park's Canada Day festivities coincide with Ribfest. Now that he's back from rehab, maybe His Honour will show up to watch the fireworks and chew on a couple of bones.

256 Centennial Park Road, Toronto
ON M9C 5N3, Canada

6. Stan Wadlow Park, East York

373 Cedarvale Avenue, East York, ON M4C 2W3, Canada

Canada Day festivities start at 10:00 in the morning with the East York parade. Live entertainment starts at 1:00, and continues throughout the day. Fireworks at 10:15.

373 Cedarvale Avenue, East York
ON M4C 2W3, Canada