Each summer Toronto is packed with events across the city, from music festivals to art installations there is always something to see. This year Toronto is kicking it up a notch with the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Join the fun all-year long with special celebrations and appearances. Check out some cant miss events happening in Toronto, as 2017 will be a year to remember!
Kicking off Canada day on July 1st Toronto is celebrating Canada’s birthday with a huge bash! From July 1-3 The Redpath Waterfront Festival is a celebration on land at Sherbourne Park and HTO Common. The festival will include local food, an artisanal market, music, entertainment and nautical programs, as well the festival will showcase the worlds largest rubber duck! Come support and celebrate Canada at Toronto’s own premier waterfront destination.
This July Toronto is set to host the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people at the North American Indigenous Games! The games will unite people across North America through sport and celebration. In addition to 14 sport categories being held in different venues across the GTA, a five-day Cultural Festival will take place from July 17-22. The festival will include music, cuisine, artist, traditional artisans and nightly entertainment of indigenous culture.
Every Monday, from April 2 to October 23rd The Second City Touring Company will perform live comedic acts to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The performances will include top Canadian talents from all generations and hint at the classic Canadian clichés, our favorite neighbours to the South and much more. Don’t miss this amusing and witty celebration!
Music has been a part of Canadian heritage for centuries. Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra throughout the year as they partner with nearly 40 orchestras and ensembles from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland. Composers and writers will put together new works to be performed and broadcasted across the nation to celebrate what it means to be Canadian. You can find a full list of events and performances throughout the year at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra website http://canadamosaic.tso.ca/#calendar
On June 2nd, Canada’s National Ballet School will highlight the importance of Canadian identity and diversity through dance. Sharing Dance Canada 2017 will bring together communities and individuals from culturally and diverse backgrounds to share their story of what it means to be Canadian. The Sharing Dance Canada 2017 routine will be taught at schools and community centres across the city where people are encouraged to add their own local spin on the dance. Register now and be a part of the 2017 Sharing Dance Celebration!