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June 28, 2000
Torontonians Have a Variety of Choices on Canada Day
  
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism - Toronto residents and visitors can
choose from a wide array of events organized this long weekend to celebrate
Canada Day, Saturday July 1, 2000:

North:

· Mel Lastman Square, live performances & fireworks, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Call
416-395-7350. FREE
· 17th Annual Canada Day Celebrations, Amesbury Park (Lawrence Avenue West,
West of Keele Street) BBQ and Bavarian Gardens; music and entertainment;
marketplace; children's activities; spectacular fireworks; rain or shine; for
more information call 416-395-6106. FREE

South/Central:

· Nathan Phillips Square, presented by Scotiabank, 12-4 p.m. Call
416-395-7350. FREE
· Kew Gardens Canada Day Celebrations - 4 blocks east of Woodbine Avenue, 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Children's Festival, 9 Live Bands, free cake give-a-away, free
flags, arts and crafts and Citizenship Court. Call 416-698-2152.
· High Park Canada Day Celebrations 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 416-392-1560 #83023.
· Monarch Park 10th Annual Canada Day Celebrations, - west of Coxwell, first
light south of Danforth, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 12 noon,
Entertainment: Riverdale Rainbow Centre, The Coppertones, Cassava (Latin
Rhythms), displays, food, craft exhibition, jumping castle, beer garden, mutt
fest. Please bring a lawn chair. Contact 416-465-7554.
· 7th Annual Neighbours Together on Canada Day and Environmental Day Festival
in Riverdale Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Multicultural entertainment; Lion Dance,
children's activities, food, birthday cake, displays by community groups and
environmental paraphernalia. Contact 416-392-4060

East:

· East York 44th Annual Canada Day Parade; starts at Talbot Park, (Bayview and
Eglinton) . Parade at 9:30 am, floats, bands, driving demonstration by
Magician, the Wacky Wizard, the Millennium Train, Winged Wheels and many
classic and antique vehicles. Call 416-422-1011. FREE
· East York 44th Annual Canada Day Celebration: Coxwell Ave., south of
Danforth, 11 am-6 pm, midway, hot air balloon; kids activity centre; pony ride;
Kiwanis Bingo; street entertainment, stage show and fireworks. Call
416-465-7554. FREE
· 34Th Annual Canada Day Celebration: Thomson Park: Lawrence Ave. E. and
Brimley Road, 10 am-6 pm: Free pancake breakfast, live bands and
entertainment, Family Fun Zone, midway, beer garden, arts & crafts show, Heart
Hike, 416-396-5143 FREE
· 34th Annual Canada Day Parade: Scarborough Civic Centre: McCowan Road and
Ellesmere Road: Parade: Marching bands, Drum & Bugle Corps, antique cars,
clowns and floats, 416-396-5143 FREE
· Milliken Park, Steeles Road and McCowan Road, Fireworks, 10 pm, Live
Entertainment featuring the "Wheat Kings" (a tribute to the Tragically Hip),
416-396-5143 FREE

West:

· Ribfest/Canada Day at Centennial Park, Renforth and Rathburn, Friday, June
30, 5-11 p.m., Saturday July 1, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday July 2, 11a.m. to 10
p.m., Free admission, free parking, free entertainment. Call 416-394-8754.
· Canada Day at York Civic Centre, Saturday July 1, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Flea
market, entertainment and fireworks. Call 416-394-2770. FREE


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