Canada Day 2009 Events

TORONTO – All city-run Canada Day celebrations have been cancelled because of the strike by civic workers, but there are other events to look for, such as at Downsview Park, Queen’s Park, Harbourfront or the CHIN picnic at the EX grounds.

There won’t be fireworks in the Beaches area or at Mel Lastman Square, but there will be fireworks at Downsview, Ontario Place, Canada’s Wonderland and spots throughout the GTA.

The following is a list of events that are going ahead as planned:

  • 43rd annual CHIN International Picnic at Exhibition Place; 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Downsview Park’s annual Canada Day celebration, Downsview Park; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; fireworks display at 10 p.m.
  • New Country Canada Day Jam, Woodbine Park; starting at 12 p.m.
  • Canada Dry Festival of Fire, Ontario Place; free with general admission ($17.75 before 6 p.m., $12.75 after 6 p.m.), fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m.
  • Canada’s Wonderland; fireworks at 10 p.m., with admission
  • Canada Day celebrations at Queen’s Park; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Canada Day at Harbourfront Centre; starting at 12 p.m.
  • Community Folk Art Council of Toronto’s 3rd annual Canada Day celebration, Yonge-Dundas Square; 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Manifesto Festival’s Tribute to Michael Jackson, Yonge-Dundas Square; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day, Mackenzie Glen District Park; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ribfest fireworks, Centennial Park in Etobicoke

The following events have been cancelled:

  • Amesbury Canada Day
  • Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay
  • Canada Day event at Earlscourt Park
  • Somali-Canada Day at Earl Bales Park
  • Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square
  • Canada Day celebrations at Thompson Memorial Park/ Miliken District Park
  • Canada Day Festival at Kew Gardens
  • East York Toronto Canada Day at Stan Wadlow Park
  • Canada Day Celebration at St. James Park
  • 16th annual Neighbours Together event at Riverdale Park East

Meanwhile, most grocery stores, LCBO and beer store outlets will be closed, but the Eaton Centre, Vaughan Mills, Cookstown Outlet Mall and Pacific Mall will be open.

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