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June 25, 2004
Celebrate Canada Day in the city: parks and City museums host events across Toronto
A wide variety of parades, picnics, fireworks and family-oriented events are
taking place across the city on Thursday, July 1, to mark Canada’s 137th
birthday. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. Make your celebrations
hassle-free and take the TTC. Visit or call 416-393-4636 to get

Canada Day at Nathan Phillips Square - Noon to 8 p.m.
100 Queen St. W.,
12 p.m.- Performances by Sing, Sing, Sing with Heather Bambrick, John Alcorn,
Melissa Stylianou and Bonnie Brett. Plus a free birthday cake cutting ceremony
courtesy of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
5 p.m. - Groove 'n Graffiti series with Graffiti artists in an open canvas to
the sounds of live jazz performances.
8 p.m. - Wax Poetic & New Deal; Ticketed event
Plus an Artisan Village, special workshops and interactive booths.

Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square - 8 p.m. to 10:30 pm
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., 416-338-0338
Select cast members from the CanStage production of URINETOWN sing O Canada
followed by a scene from their musical comedy. Members of the musical are
taking a patriotic break from their busy schedule to bring their gift of satire
and humour to the birthday party. A Canadian classic! Juno Award-winning
Lighthouse with big music fusing rock, jazz and the classics. Bradley and the
Bouncers bring their high energy blues music. Plus, dazzling fireworks
choreographed to music - a perfect finale to the day's celebrations!

Historic Fort York Canada Day Celebrations - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
100 Garrison Rd., 416-392-6907
Celebrate our country's birthday at the birthplace of Toronto! Learn how to be
a soldier in the 1800s, try English Country dancing, enjoy guided tours,
musical demonstrations, musket firing and historic cooking. Admission: Adults
$5; Seniors & Youths $3.25; Children $3.

Gibson House Canada Day Celebrations - Noon to 4:30 p.m.
5172 Yonge St., 416-395-7432
Take a journey to the rural community of Willowdale, circa 1851, and experience
a taste of the past with home-made ice cream, children's activities in the
Discovery Gallery, old-fashioned games on the lawn and samples of 19th century
cookery from the historic kitchen.

Strawberry Tea at Montgomery's Inn - 1 p.m. to 4:30 pm
4709 Dundas St. W., 416-394-8113
Luscious Ontario strawberries on a home-made scone, topped with whipped cream,
plus a pot of tea or glass of lemonade. What better way to celebrate Canada Day
and the first fruits of the summer?

Canada Day Celebrations and BBQ at Scarborough Historical Museum - 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
1007 Brimley Rd., in Thomson Memorial Park, 416-338-8807
Join us for an afternoon of fun, including children's games and crafts and
historic foods to sample. Be sure to enter the pie-eating contest! Fundraising
sales include peameal bacon on a bun and fresh strawberries with ice cream.

Canada Day at Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre - Noon to 5 p.m.
Bottom of Pottery Road, east of Bayview Avenue, 416-396-2819
Celebrate Canada Day the 19th Century Way! Tour a home restored to 1867, sample
home-made ice cream; tour the Wildflower Preserve and more. Admission: Adults
$3; Seniors and Students $2.25; Children between six and 12 $1.50.

95.3 New Country Canada Day Festival at Sunnyside Park - Noon to 9 p.m.
Sunnyside Beach, Parkside Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard,

Canada Day Celebration and Toronto RibFest at Etobicoke Centennial Park - 11
a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Centennial Park Road, Renforth Avenue and Rathburn Road, 416-394-8750
Don’t miss the lip smacking ribs from this year’s competitors! The day will
also feature a Canadian citizenship ceremony and end with a spectacular
fireworks display.

Canada Day Celebration at Weston Lions Park - Noon to 10 p.m.
Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West
Enjoy children's games and activities and great fun for the whole family with
entertainment on two stages featuring singers, dancers, a bouncy tent, button
making and more. Special features include food, arts and crafts, a skateboard
contest and fireworks.

Canada Day Celebrations at Amesbury Park - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1507 Lawrence Ave. W., west of Keele Street, 416-392-4065
Spend the day with the community and celebrate with great entertainment,
children’s games, a flea market, tons of food and fireworks to end the day.

Canada Day Celebrations at Thomson Park - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1007 Brimley Rd., between Lawrence Avenue and Ellesmere Road, 416-396-7757
Entertainment will include a western show, 3 on 3 basketball tournament and
great children’s activities.

Canada Day Celebrations at Jimmie Simpson Park - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
870 Queen St. E., west of Logan Avenue, 416-465-7554
Live entertainment featuring food, entertainment and great children’s

Old Style Community Picnic at Broadland Park - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
19 Castlegrove Blvd., 416-395-7966

Annual Canada Day Picnic at Neilson Park - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Finch Avenue, east of Neilson Drive

Canada Day BBQ in Earlscourt Park - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1369 St. Clair Ave. W.

Annual Canada Day Picnic at Wells Hill Park - noon to 3 p.m.
St. Clair Avenue East and Bathurst Street, 416-952-3990
Hosted by Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament for St. Paul's

East York Toronto Canada Day at Stan Wadlow Park - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
888 Cosburn Ave. at Woodbine Avenue, 416-396-2842

Neighbors Together on Canada Day at Riverdale Park - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street, 416-392-4060

Fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay – 10 p.m.
Lake Shore Boulevard, at the foot of Coxwell.

Fireworks Display at Milliken Park - 10 p.m.
4325 McCowan Rd. at Steeles Avenue, 416-396-7757

Canada Day Parade at the Scarborough Civic Centre – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 416-396-7757
This annual parade will feature marching bands, drum and bugle corps, military
vehicles, antique cars and clowns. The parade will start at the Scarborough
Civic Centre and will flow south on Brimley Road to Lawrence Avenue East.

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