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Where to watch fireworks on Canada Day in the Greater Toronto Area

June 29, 2018
Kerri Breen

If you’re looking to take in a fireworks display on Canada Day, you’ve got options.

There are dozens of celebrations happening throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Most are free and are happening as part of day-long events with food trucks, music and other family-friendly entertainment.

Keep in mind that many of these festivals are serviced by shuttle buses and/or public transportation.

Here’s a look at the major events taking place in Toronto and surrounding areas.


Within the city itself, skies will light up at several different locations on the night of July 1.

The fireworks kick off at 10 p.m. at Ashbridges Bay along Toronto’s waterfront, and 10:30 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square in North York.

There are also displays at the Amesbury Park Canada Day Celebration, at Centennial Park, which is hosting Toronto Ribfest, at Milliken Park in Scarborough, at the East York Canada Day Festival at Stan Wadlow Park, and at Weston Lions Park.

Downsview Park’s Canada Day Celebration promises a “spectacular” fireworks show.


Brampton Celebrates Canada Day is being held at Chinguacousy Park. Mississauga’s Canada Day festivities are happening at Celebration Square.

In Port Credit, fireworks are happening at 10 p.m. as part of a concert and festival called Paint the Town Red.

Malton’s Canada Day celebration is taking place at Westwood Square. The Streetsville BIA is also hosting celebrations at Streetsville Memorial Park,


In Pickering, the city’s fireworks -- described as a “giant pyromusical” show -- are taking place at Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park.

In Ajax, you can ring in Canada’s birthday with fireworks at Ajax Downs.

Whitby’s Canada Day festivities are taking place at Victoria Fields near Whitby Harbour and Oshawa’s festivities are taking place at Lakeview Park along the shores of Lake Ontario.

Uxbridge’s Canada Day festivities are being held at Elgin Park.


For those in Vaughan, Canada’s Wonderland will be celebrating the country’s 151st anniversary with a fireworks display featuring 6,000 explosions set to a soundtrack.

Richmond Hill’s fireworks and Canada Day festivities are happening at Richmond Green Park.

In Markham, the Milne Dam Conservation area is where the party is happening.

Those in Newmarket can head to George Richardson Park for the fireworks display as part of the town’s Canada Day festivities.

In Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada Day fireworks are set to cap off the Strawberry Festival, which starts on Friday.

East Gwillimbury is hosting a Canada Day celebration as well. The evening’s festivities are taking place at Mount Albert Lions Community Centre.

Fireworks are taking place at dusk at Lambert Willson Park in Aurora, and King Township is celebrating at Kettleby Park.

The Town of Georgina is celebrating its 200th anniversary as well as Canada Day on July 1. Fireworks are taking place at the Recreational Outdoor Campus.


The City of Burlington’s Canada Day celebration is taking place at Spencer Smith Park along the waterfront, and in Oakville, celebrations will be held at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.

And Milton is ringing in Canada Day at the Milton Fairgrounds, in what organizers have billed as the town’s most attended one-day event.