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Canada Day at Queen’s Park, Friday, July 1, 2016

Bring the whole family to the annual free, fun-filled Canada Day celebration at Queen’s Park, where there’s something to see and do for kids of all ages.

When: Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the official opening and 21-gun salute beginning at noon.

Where: Front lawn of Queen’s Park in Toronto.

See the full schedule of activities for more information.  

Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle for the water refill station. Food is also available for purchase onsite. 

Attractions:

Live performances:

Roads around Queen’s Park will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Canada Day, but the TTC will be running on a holiday schedule.

Road Closures

  • Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street to Wellesley Street West
  • Queen’s Park Crescent West from College Street to Hoskin Avenue
  • Grosvenor Street from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Surrey Place
  • Wellesley Street West from Queen's Park Crescent East to Queen's Park Crescent West

Schedule of activities

Main Stage

  • 10:00      Nimkii Osawamick
  • 10:35      KC Roberts & the Live Revolution
  • 11:10      Mélanie Brûlée
  • 12:00      Official Opening and 21-Gun Salute
  • 12:30      FAME The Musical (ACT 1)
  • 13:25      Scott Jackson
  • 14:05      FAME The Musical (ACT 2)
  • 15:05      Alysha Brilla
  • 16:05      KC Roberts & the Live Revolution
  • 16:40      Hogtown Sound

Family Fun Stage

  • 10:00      Hogtown Sound
  • 10:35      Alice in Wonderland
  • 11:10      Scott Jackson
  • 12:40      The Greg Tarlin Juggling Show
  • 13:15      Family Hoops
  • 13:40      Alice in Wonderland
  • 14:15      Hogtown Sound
  • 14:50      Scott Jackson
  • 15:25      The Greg Tarlin Juggling Show
  • 16:00      Alice in Wonderland
  • 16:35      Bella Magic Show

Workshops & Activities

10:00 - 17:00

  • Craft Station: Canada Day Buttons
  • Craft Station: Crafty Plants
  • Craft Station: Mask Making
  • Craft Station: Wind puppets
  • Face painting
  • Family Hoops: Hula Fun Zone
  • Henna
  • Inflatables and Midway Rides
  • Interactive Chalk Art Zone
  • Mad Science: Superballs Fun Station
  • Mad Science: Feel The Pressure Fun Station
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose Storytelling Program

10:00 , 12:30 & 14:40

  • Singing Workshop

10:00 , 12:30 & 14:50

  • Dancing Workshop

11:00 & 12:30

  • Native Hoop Dancing with Nimkii Osawamick

11:00, 13:40 & 16:00

  • Tap Dancing / Body Percussion Workshop

11:00, 13:40 & 16:25

  • Acting Workshop

15:45

  • Beatbox Workshop with Scott Jackson

Meet and Greets

11:05, 14:10 & 16:30

  • Alice in Wonderland

15:15

  • FAME The Musical

10:45, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30

  • Captain Canuck

Other Entertainers and Exhibitors

  • Canadian Cadets Organization
  • Chalk Chick
  • Creativiva (roaming)
  • Gaia Earth Goddess Maple Tree (roaming)
  • INFOTOGO
  • Ostrich Riders (roaming)
  • Toronto Paramedic Services Display

Food Vendors

  • El Trompo Movil
  • Lemon Heaven
  • Mastersoft Diary
  • Me.n.u
  • Superior Events (Fun Foods)
  • Sushitto on the Road
  • Simply BBQ

Services

  • First Aid
  • Lost & Found
  • Lost Kids
  • Mist Tent
  • Water on Wheels (Water refill station)
  • Accessible Washrooms