City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Archived news release by year
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
December 12, 2017
Toronto's largest New Year's Eve celebration to take place at Nathan Phillips Square
The program for New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square was announced today and features a stellar lineup on December 31. This event will be the finale of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.

"I encourage everyone to come out to Toronto's largest New Year's Eve event to ring in 2018," said Mayor John Tory. "This fun, free and family-friendly celebration will make the evening a special one for all."

"Our New Year's Eve event is a fitting end to Toronto’s impressive Canada 150 program," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development Committee. "It’s a great opportunity for Canadians to get together to celebrate the end of a remarkable era and welcome in the future."

The celebration will feature talent that showcases Ontario's cultural and artistic diversity. A special DJ set by Hamilton's internationally acclaimed electro-pop artist Jessy Lanza and live music from Toronto's dancehall/soul sensations Bonjay will be complemented by Anishnaabe dance artist Nimkii Osawamick, performative producer OBUXUM, and DJ sets from Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y'all) and Classic Roots. Other activities will include a skating party sponsored by Tim Hortons and special visuals by Roxanne Luchak. The event will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. This event is alcohol-free and will begin at 8 p.m.

Full program details for New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square are available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

Media Contact
Salim Rachid
Strategic Communications



Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2018