You’re Invited: Celebrate Canada Day + Weekend Road Closures in Toronto June 29 – July 2, 2012

This video presents “Ottawa, ON / Gatineau, QC – Canada Day 2011 – Fireworks”:

Canada celebrates its 145th birthday in 2012:

  • Canada Day at Queen’s Park has been a tradition since 1967 – this is our 45th year celebrating on the lawns at Queen’s Park

Here are the FREE celebratory events of Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario:

Ontario invites you to the annual Canada Day at Queen’s Park family event:

  • the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will open Canada Day at Queen’s Park during a 21-gun salute
  • free festivities include a line-up of:
    • multicultural acts
    • inflatable rides
    • a visit from TVO Kids’ Kara and Drew

Find the full list of family-friendly entertainment and activities happening on Canada Day at Queen’s Park at or visit Ontario on Facebook at

Ontario Contact Info:

Ed Steel
Minister’s Office

You're Invited: Celebrate Canada Day + Weekend Road Closures in Toronto June 29 - July 2, 2012
You’re Invited: Celebrate Canada Day + Weekend Road Closures in Toronto June 29 – July 2, 2012

Also, you are invited to celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Ontario, on Sunday, July 1, at an evening of festivities presented by Timothy’s World Coffee:

  • Celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday with live musical performances by Canadian bands and stunning fireworks choreographed to music.
    • 5-8 pm Timothy’s World Coffee® Pre-Show: Early arrivals can enjoy musical and dance performances celebrating Canada’s cultural diversity
    • Musical performances and a spectacular fireworks display will animate the Square from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • The featured musical performers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m.:
    • 8 pm Saidah Baba Talibah: Toronto-native rock soul singer Saidah Baba Talibah kicks off the evening with an electrifying performance.
      • Talibah is the daughter of internationally renowned singer Salome Bey and conveys the rich history of her family’s musical legacy in her music.
      • She will be performing songs from her recent albums Revolution, Place Called Grace and (S)Cream.
    • 9:15 pm The Slakadeliqs with Justin Nozuka: The Slakadeliqs led by JUNO award-winning producer Slakah the Beatchild will showcase songs from their recent album The Other Side of Tomorrow, influenced by classic rock, reggae and pop and nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize.
      • The band will be joined by Justin Nozuka for this special high energy Canada Day performance.
    • Canada Day 2012 performance schedule
  • 10:15 pm Fireworks finale: The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music from Canadian artists.

A detailed schedule for the Canada Day celebrations is available at

Please click here for a detailed list of  more celebratory events for Canada Day on July 1 & July 2, 2012.

For more information about special events produced by the City, the public can call 311 or visit http://

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination:

  • In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city.

Toronto Road Closures:

  • Church Street Pride Festival – June 29 to July 2
    • Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m. to Monday, July 2 at 6 a.m.
  • Pride and Remembrance Run – Saturday, June 30
    • Wellesley Street from Jarvis Street to and including Queen’s Park Circle will be closed on Saturday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

City of Toronto Contact Info:

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

 Happy Canada Day!


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