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June 30, 2005
Celebrate Canada Day
Toronto is offering a variety of things to do on Canada Day. There are museums
to visit, parades to watch, fireworks to gaze at, strawberries with cream and
other goodies to devour, entertainment to be enthralled with and sites to see.
It’s all in your own backyard. All events are free however there may be a
nominal charge for food and some activities.

Amesbury Park
1507 Lawrence Ave. W. (at Keele Street), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pancakes, official opening ceremonies, outdoor bazaar, live entertainment, beer
tent, BBQ, tea room and fireworks.

Bayview Village Park
2945 Bayview Ave., 6 to 10 p.m.
BBQ, refreshments, 50-piece orchestra and fireworks.

Broadlands Park Community Centre
19 Castlegrove Blvd., 1 to 4 p.m.
Old style community picnic with games and entertainment. Nominal fee for games
and refreshments.

Centennial Park
256 Centennial Park Rd., 11:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Celebration and ribfest, citizenship ceremony, live entertainment (featuring
Slime Dogs, Skip Tracer, New Hollywood and others), airbrush face painting and

Earlscourt Park
1369 St Clair Ave. W. (at Caledonia), noon to 4 p.m.
BBQ, live entertainment, face painting, seven other fun activities, special
guest Councillor Palacio and official opening ceremony for the amphitheatre at
3 p.m. 416-392-7011

Gibson House
5172 Yonge St., noon to 5 p.m.
Taste the past with homemade ice cream, children’s activities in our Discovery
Gallery, old-fashioned games and sample nineteenth century cookery.
416-395-7432 or

Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Rd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fort York Guard demonstrations, fife and drum music, guided tours. 416-392-6907

Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge St., 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Robert Michaels and Diane Chase perform, and fireworks. 338-0338 or

Milliken Park
Steeles Avenue (east of McCowan Road), at dusk
Fireworks display. 416-396-4510

Montgomery’s Inn
4709 Dundas St. W., 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Strawberries, scones and tea or lemonade for $6. Museum admission extra.
416-394-8113 or

Scarborough Civic Centre
105 Borough Dr. (south on Brimley Road to Thomson Park), 5 to 7 p.m.
Parade, marching bands, Caribana costumes and dancers, Chinese dragon and lion,
antique and mini cars, clowns and floats from many community organizations.

Scarborough Historical Museum
1007 Brimley Rd. (in Thomson Memorial Park), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrations and fundraising BBQ, children’s games and crafts, pie eating
contest, peameal on a bun, strawberries and ice cream. Pay what you can.
416-338-8807 or

Thomson Park
Brimley Road (north of Lawrence Avenue East), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pancakes, buskers, kid’s crafts, jumping castles, 3-on-3 basketball, pony
rides, wagon rides, craft show and sale, jousting, slo-pitch and more.

Todmorden Mills
Bottom of Pottery Road (at Bayview Avenue), 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Historic homes, children’s games, activities, tours, Canada Day quiz. Bring
your own picnic.
Regular admission. 416-396-2819 or

Weston Lion’s Park
Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West, 2 to 10:30 p.m.
Amusement rides, food fair, beer garden, live entertainment and fireworks.
Free. 416-392-4093

Media contact:
Parks, Forestry and Recreation Hotline, 416-560-8726



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