Celebrate Ontario and Canada's 150th Anniversary on July 1

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Canada and Ontario turn 150 on July 1st, and the province is celebrating with festivities and events across the province.

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Ontario will host its annual Canada Day festivities on the front lawn of Queen's Park in Toronto. In celebration of Canada and Ontario's 150th anniversaries, a citizenship ceremony for 150 new Canadians will be held on the main stage at Queen's Park at 10 a.m. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and musical performances will run until 10 p.m. The official opening and 21-gun salute will begin at noon. Admission is free.

The province's official celebration at Queen's Park on Saturday, July 1 includes:

  • Performances of Cinderella and The Little Prince, and meet-and-greets with the casts.
  • Unity, a celebration of multicultural heritage, featuring Indigenous drum and dance, and Indian, African, European, Asian and Latin styles of dance and movement.
  • An evening concert featuring Juno Award-winning Ojibwe country singer Crystal Shawanda, Franco-Ontarian folk band Hey, Wow!, and the Toronto pop rock group Ginger Ale & The Monowhales.
  • Craft making, board games, trivia, pow wow drum and dance lessons, and free yoga classes.
  • The Legislative Assembly of Ontario's open house from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Access a list of more events and festivities for the whole family.