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June 25, 2001
Torontonians have a variety of choices on Canada Day
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism --- Toronto residents and
visitors can choose from an array of organized events over the long weekend to
celebrate Canada Day, Sunday, July 1.


· Mel Lastman Square: live performances and fireworks, from 7 p.m. to 10:30
p.m. 416-395-7350. Free admission

· 17th Annual Canada Day Celebrations: Amesbury Park (Lawrence Avenue West,
west of Keele Street), barbecue, Bavarian gardens, music, entertainment,
marketplace, children's activities, spectacular fireworks, rain or shine.
416-395-6106. Free admission

· 150th Anniversary Celebration for Gibson House: Gibson House Museum, 5172
Yonge Street (north of Park Home Avenue and the North York Centre Subway
Station), noon to 5 p.m. Games, farm animals, music, homemade ice cream,
interactive Discovery Gallery and more. 416-395-7432. Pay as you can.


· Nathan Phillips Square, presented by Scotiabank, noon to 4 p.m. 416-395-7350.

· Canada Day Celebration at Historic Fort York: Garrison Road off Fleet Street
(Strachan Avenue and Bathurst Street), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 416-392-6907. Adults:
$5; seniors/youth: $3.25; children 5 and younger: free.

· Parkdale Canada Day Celebration: Sunnyside Park and Gus Ryder Bathing
Pavilion (Lake Shore Boulevard West, west of Parkside Drive), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Entertainment, sandcastle contests for children and adults 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; music, magicians and dancers: 4 to
7 p.m.; kids' area and attractions: 4 to 7 p.m.; 5k fun run and 2k kids run.
416-392-6928. Most events are free, and free food and drinks are provided.

· Canada Day at Riverdale Park (southeast on Broadview), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and cake cutting at 2:30 p.m.

· Canada Day at Ashbridges Park (Lake Shore Boulevard East at the foot of
Coxwell Avenue), festivities start at 6 p.m. with food, music and a beer tent.
Phe Cullen performs jazz and classic rock. Pizza Pizza Toronto Festival of Fire
starts at 10 p.m. The fireworks are free.


· East York 45th Annual Canada Day Parade and Celebration. Parade starts at
9:30 a.m. at Talbot Park, traversing the former Borough of East York and ending
at Stan Wadlow Park. More than 45 bands, marching units, floats, classic
antique cars, flag parties and more. There will be six large tents filled with
local clubs, street displays, an amusement midway, two stages with
entertainment from noon until the fireworks at 10 p.m. Parade: 416-750-0179;
celebration: 416-423-0606 or 416-752-2677. Free

· 35th Annual Canada Day Celebration: Thomson Park (Lawrence Avenue East and
Brimley Road), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free pancake breakfast, live bands including
Shania Twain, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears tribute bands, and other
entertainment, Extreme Bike, Boards and Blades show, Family Fun Zone, midway,
beer garden, arts and crafts show, Heart Hike, giveaways, contests and more.
416-396-5143. Free

· 35th Annual Canada Day Parade: Scarborough Civic Centre (McCowan and
Ellesmere Roads), with marching bands, drum and bugle corps, antique cars,
clowns and floats. 416-396-5143. Free

· Canada Day at Milliken Park (Steeles Avenue East and McCowan Road), fireworks
at 10 p.m. 416-396-5143. Free

· Canada Day Celebrations at Thomson Memorial Park: Scarborough Historical
Museum (1007 Brimley Road in Thomson Memorial Park, on the east side of
Brimley, just north of Lawrence Avenue East), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun-filled
family activities including crafts, carnival rides and barbecue.

· Canada Day Celebrations at Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
(at the foot of Pottery Road between Bayview and Broadview Avenues), noon to 5
p.m. Nineteenth-century games, toys and activities. Visit the Brewery Gallery;
walk through the wildflower preserve and wetlands. 416-396-2819. Adults: $3.50;
seniors and students: $2.75; children 6 to 12: $1.50; children five and under:

· Canada Day at Broadlands Community Centre: 19 Castlegrove Blvd. (Victoria
Park and Lawrence Avenue area). A variety of indoor and outdoor games and
activities for families and children, such as mini cars on the outdoor pad.


· Ribfest/Canada Day: Centennial Park (Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road)
Friday, June 29, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday June 30, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday,
July 1, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Barbecue ribs,
kids' activities, beer garden, bands, with fireworks on Sunday, July 1, 10 p.m.
416-394-8754. Free

· Canada Day at York Civic Centre, Mount Dennis Community Garage Sale, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.; entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m.; fireworks, 10:15 p.m. 416-394-2469. Free

· Dominion Day Strawberry Tea: Montgomery Inn (4709 Dundas St. E. at Islington
Avenue), from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Fundraising event featuring old fashion tea, fresh
strawberries, homemade shortcake and whipped cream. 416-394-8113. Adults: $5;
children and students: $3. Museum tours and kids' craft extra.

· Dominion Day Kid's Kraft: Montgomery Inn (4709 Dundas St. E. at Islington
Avenue), from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Children will create a patriotic windsock and "fly
the flag" to honour Canada's birthday. 416-394-8113. Adults: $3; children and
students: $2. Admission includes a self-guided tour of the museum.

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