Toronto is turning into a sea of red and white this weekend as people celebrate Canada Day. This year, the holiday falls on a Monday, giving many people a three-day weekend.

Here’s a list of what’s open and closed on Canada Day:


  • Government offices
  • Canada Post offices (no mail delivery)
  • Banks
  • LCBO stores and Beer Stores
  • Most grocery stores
  • Libraries
  • Toronto Stock Exchange


  • Eaton Centre
  • Vaughan Mills
  • Bramalea City Centre
  • Square One
  • Most City of Toronto pools
  • Tourist attractions, including CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Canada’s Wonderland
  • TTC is on a holiday schedule
  • GO Transit running on a Saturday schedule

Fireworks displays around town

Downsview Park
The annual Canada Fireworks display at DFownsview Park is set to take place from approximately 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. the best views are from the Meadow or Festival terrace. Parking is free.

Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
The annual Canada Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park starts at 10 pm. Organizers advise using public transit to get to the event.

Mel Lastman Square
Fireworks are set to cap off a day of festivities at Mel Lastman Square 10:15 p.m.

Canada’s Wonderland
The annual fireworks display begins at 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Fireworks at Milliken Park
The fireworks display at Milliken Park will begin at dusk. For more information call 416-396-7757.

Celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park
The celebrations at Stan Wadlow Park will begin at 11 am and finish at 11 pm. Residents will be able to enjoy bingo, live entertainment and a display of antique cars. The Kiwanis Pool will be open from noon to 7 pm. The fireworks display will start at 10:15 pm. and the park will close at 11 pm.

14th Annual Toronto Ribfest/Canada Day
The 14th Annual Toronto Ribfest will be held at Centennial Park throughout the full Canada Day long weekend from June 28 to July 1, running from 11 am to 11 pm daily. Activities include 16 professional ribbers from Canada and the United States, live music and midway rides. A Canada Day fireworks display will be held at 10 pm on July 1.

Canada Day Event at Amesbury Park
Canada Day events begin at 10 am. Activities include a pancake brunch, barbecue, live entertainment, marketplace, strongman’s competition and activities for children. A fireworks display will start at 10 pm.


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