The Toronto Entertainment District is home to many Canada 150 celebrations throughout the year as well as on the July 1st weekend. Make sure to check back often and plan ahead to enjoy as many events as possible!
CN Tower Celebrates Canada Day with a Fireworks Display. As a Canadian icon, Toronto landmark, and engineering wonder, the Tower will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a spectacular fireworks display and lightshow starting at 10:30pm.
RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA
Join us for Canada’s 150th Birthday Splash! On Friday June 23rd, swim over to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and help us make some waves as we kick off Canada’s birthday celebrations! This 19+ event will feature Canadian-themed music, food, drinks – not to mention an epic Caesar bar! The fun begins at 8:00 pm.
steam whistle brewing
On July 1st, 2017 from 11am-1am, Steam Whistle Brewing in partnership with The Hudson Bay Company will be celebrating Canada’s 150th in true Canadian fashion; Live music, great Canadian food, an iconic Canadian retail pop up shop and most importantly Canada’s Premium Pilsner.
Partnered with Riverfest Elora featuring The Elwins, Dani Nash, Brookside, The Boo Radley Project, Cheap Flights and Castles. DJ Paul Lee will be leading evening music session from 8pm-1am
toronto blue jays
To kick off a month-long celebration of Canada 150 at Rogers Centre, the Toronto Blue Jays will host two home games against the Boston Red Sox on July 1 and 2. Family fun activities around the ballpark will begin at 9 a.m., with gates opening at 11 a.m. and first pitch at 1:07 p.m. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a Red Replica Blue Jays Hat presented by Honda on July 1, and a Blue Jays & Canada 150 Commemorative Baseball presented by Rogers on July 2. The Blue Jays will celebrate Canada 150 at every Sunday home game in July with giveaways, entertainment, and more.
Delta Toronto, SOCO Restaurant
Enjoy all the July 1st Canada 150 Celebrations with SOCO. Our restaurant will be open from 7am – 1am featuring a Canadian inspired menu with DJ entertainment on the patio. SOCO TO GO will feature a hot dog grill street side with picnic ‘to go’ items to enjoy in Roundhouse park. The roof at SOCO will offer a Blue Jays pre-game venue with a DJ from 11am – 1:15pm with a grill menu and cash bar. An exclusive cocktail reception and fireworks viewing will be available from 9pm – 11:30pm. Tickets are $150 per couple or $85 per person (inclusive of taxes) and include a welcome cocktail, reception hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Cash bar. Tickets are available for purchase at the hotel and through Event Brite.
the NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA
150 Pointes of Canada
The pointe shoe is ballet’s most universally recognized symbol. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and The National Ballet of Canada’s 65th anniversary, 150 pointe shoes will travel across the country, spanning all provinces, territories and landmarks.
Photo Credit: Karen Kain onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Karolina Kuras
THE SECOND CITY
Join The Second City Touring Company for a comedic look at Canada’s 150th birthday! We’ve combed through The Second City archives for sketches created and performed by Canada’s greatest comedic talents, and from every generation of Canadian comedy icons. Plus you’ll see scenes that poke fun at Canadian cliches, make us look really good compared to our southern neighbours, yet remind us not to be too smug about the whole Trump thing. We’re not too polite to brag about it: this will be the funniest sesquicentennial celebration you attend all year.
TIFF and its partners mark Canada 150 with a year-long exploration of our country’s moving-image history. Canada on Screen is a FREE programme comprising installations, special events and guests, an extensive online catalogue, and film screenings across the country, all based on a list of 150 works selected through a national poll of industry professionals.
Canada on Screen is a co-production between TIFF, Library and Archives Canada, the Cinémathèque québécoise, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver. It is made possible by presenting partners the Government of Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, and the Government of Ontario, and supporting partner Telefilm Canada.
TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
In honour of Canada 150, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Canada Mosaic. Featuring dozens of newly commissioned works, partnerships with orchestras in every province and online education resources, Canada Mosaic celebrates our rich musical past, present and future from coast to coast to coast.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, TORONTO
It’s a sesquicentennial-sized celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. From an exclusive room package, to speciality spa and restaurant offerings including a commemorative Canada Day long weekend, guests can pay homage to the land of the strong and free all year long.
FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK
CANADA 150 HERITAGE DINING SERIES IN EPIC
Travel back in time and experience 1920’s dining with Fairmont Royal York’s heritage dinner menus. EPIC is celebrating Canada 150 and we’re marking this historic year by bringing back dinner menus that were once featured at our grand galas and royal events in the 1920’s, including the plates they were served on! Each menu, prepared by Chef Graeme Little, offers a 5-course French inspired meal, served on our antique silverware. A Canadian wine pairing is also available to enhance your experience.
Fairmont Royal York is also proud to debut a Canada 150 art installation in the lobby and invite everyone to celebrate our country’s heritage with us! This piece was created by Frank Rea and his ‘Forget Me Not Flowers’. Visitors can participate in a photo contest with the installation.