Things to Do Canada Day Weekend in Toronto 2019

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Toronto Ribfest 2019 is one of the most popular Canada Day weekend events in Toronto 2019
Toronto Ribfest 2019 takes place Canada Day weekend in Toronto

Canada Day is Monday, July 1, 2019. Monday is the statutory holiday so most businesses will be closed. We’re lucky that we get a three day weekend this year so let’s make the most of it. We’ve rounded up our favourite Canada Day Weekend events in Toronto 2019 below. (Check out our blog post on where to see fireworks on Canada Day weekend in Toronto 2019.)

Q107 Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park 2019

If you are looking for fun things to do Canada Day Weekend in Toronto, join Q107 for food, fun and live music at Woodbine Park near the Beaches on Monday, July 1, 2019. The day will feature tribute bands to Santana, Neil Young, Radiohead, The Foo Fighters, U2, Chicago, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Enjoy Toronto’s largest fireworks display from Ashbridges Bay at the end of the night accompanied by a live band! Enjoy midway rides, great food and a selection of beer in the Mill Street Beer Garden, hosted by Mill Street Brewery. Stop by the Q107 tent to purchase a limited edition Canada Day Q-shirt for only $20…there are only 150 shirts! Free admission. Event runs from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Picton Castle at Redpath Waterfront Festival is one of the popular things to do Canada Day weekend in Toronto 2019
Picton Castle at Redpath Waterfront Festival

Tall Ships at Redpath Waterfront Festival

What is sure to be one of the most exciting Canada Day weekend events in Toronto 2019 is the arrival of the Tall Ships. The Tall Ships are returning to the Toronto harbourfront during the Redpath Waterfront Festival from Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Monday, July 1, 2019. Some of the ships include Bluenose II, Picton Castle, U.S. Brid Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, Playfair, HMCS Oriole and St. Lawrence II. Ships will be located at three locations: Sherbourne Common (61 Dockside Drive), Sugar Beach (11 Dockside Drive) and Harbour Square Park (25 Queens Quay West). Visit the Maritime Market at Sherbourne Common and enjoy lobster rolls, calamari and scallop & bacon pizza or shop for jewellery, folk art and home decor. Although the Redpath Waterfront Festival is free, tickets are required to board the Tall Ships. Tickets are Adults $22.85 including fees; Seniors (65+) and Child (6-12) $17.70 and can be purchased online.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals on Canada Day Weekend 2019

Come down to Rogers Centre to see the Toronto Blue Jays vs. the Kansas City Royals on Canada Day Weekend 2019 presented by Honda from Friday, June 28 to Monday, July 1, 2019. Make sure you arrive early each day as there will be Canada festivities taking place throughout the ballpark all weekend. On Friday, June 28, 2019, the first 15,000 fans to enter Rogers Centre will receive a Grichuk Ran-Doll giveaway courtesy of Honda. On Monday, July 1, pregame ceremonies will pay tribute to the Canadian Armed Forces. Additionally, the first 15,000 fans to enter the ballpark on July 1, 2019 will receive a Blue Jays Relaxed Denim Hat Giveaway presented by Honda. Jr. Jays Sundays programming will not run on Canada Day Weekend. Tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays are $27.50, $37.50, $40.50, $46.50, $56.50, $72.50, $79.50, and $83.50 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or at the Rogers Centre Box Office.


Got7 at Scotiabank Arena

South Korean boy band Got7 performs at Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $80, $153.50, $216.25 and $279 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Queen’s Plate 2019

The 160th Queen’s Plate take place at Woodbine Racetrack on June 28-29, 2019. Three-year-old thoroughbreds will compete for the $600,000 purse. The Queen’s Plate race runs at 5:36 p.m. EST. Enjoy live music, gaming areas, food and drink and the horsey set dressed to the nines! Friday General Admission Pass $15; Saturday General Admission Pass $20; Two-Day General Admission Pass $25. General Admission Passes include access to Hats and Horseshoes Party on Sat., June 29, 2019. Grandstand Passes are $43-$125 and can be purchased online. Woodbine Racetrack is at 555 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke.

Fireworks at Ashbridge's Bay, Toronto, photo synestheticstrings
Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay, Toronto, photo synestheticstrings

Canada Day Fireworks at Ashbridge’s Bay 2019

One of the most popular Canada Day Weekend events in Toronto 2019 is the spectacular fireworks display at Ashbridge’s Bay Park on Mon., July 1, 2019 beginning at 9:45 p.m. Ashbridge’s Bay Park gets really busy so if it’s too crowded, you’ll also be able to see the fireworks from adjoining Woodbine Beach. Ashbridge’s Bay Park is located at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue. There is limited parking. TTC is recommended.

Toronto Ribfest 2019 is one of the most popular Canada Day weekend events in Toronto 2019
Toronto Ribfest 2019 takes place Canada Day weekend in Toronto

Toronto Ribfest 2019

Toronto Ribfest takes place Canada Day Weekend 2019 at Etobicoke Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road. Choose your favourite ribs from a variety of rib teams and or enjoy chicken, burgers, fries, vegetables, nachos, and other food options. Toronto Ribfest will also host a great lineup of musical acts, shows, and events throughout Canada Day weekend to be announced. There will be over a dozen bands performing rock, blues, country, jazz, world music, and bluegrass on three stages. Other activities include magic shows, celebrity food judging, and a large midway. The Kids Zone will have games for kids while adults can enjoy food and music in the beer garden. Canada Day will feature special performers, free face painting, magic shows, and a fireworks display at sundown. Toronto Ribfest hours are June 28, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and June 29, 2019 to July 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Purchase VIP tickets to avoid line-ups. VIP tickets include service at your private covered table, access to executive washrooms, free samples courtesy of festival sponsors and giveaways.

Canada Day 2019 at Downsview Park

Celebrate Canada Day at Downsview Park on Monday, July 1, 2019. The day will feature free activities, including free inflatables, games for kids, face painting, live entertainment, as well as a fireworks display at the end of the night. This free Canada Day event begins at 4 p.m. and takes place at the festival terrace beside 35 Carl Hall Road. Admission and parking is free, however parking is limited! Downsview Park is easily accessible via public transit – take the 101 Parc Downsview Park bus directly from Sheppard West Station, or a short walk from Downsview Park Station. Downsview Park is located at 70 Canuck Avenue, North York. Event takes place from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.


TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2019

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2018 takes place June 21-30, 2019, with the main stages located in Yorkville. There are many free performances during the festival. Yorkville free performances are bring-your-own-chair. During the Canada Day Weekend 2019, select performances include the following (check website for other dates and times):

  • Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Saajtak at TD Mainstage on Cumberland Street. Free.
  • Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:45 p.m. – Magnolia Brass Band at Village of Yorkville Park. Free.
  • Fri., June 28, 2019, 8 p.m. – Alison Young at The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar. Cover at the door.
  • Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:15 p.m. – Laila Biali with William Sperandei at TD Mainstage on Cumberland Street. Free.
  • Fri., June 28, 2018 – 10 p.m. – Donny McCaslin at The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar. Cover at the door.

Enjoy these Canada Day Weekend events in Toronto 2019. If you know of any other things to do Canada Day Weekend in Toronto 2019, please let us know in the comment section.

 

 

27 COMMENTS

  1. It sounds like there is a ton of fun going on up there. We have July 4th here and we have lots of fun then, too!

  2. Sounds like Toronto is the place to be! I have not been to Canada in quite a number of years and I don’t think I’ve ever been to Toronto. I guess I need to go explore it.

  3. Looks like there a lot of fun things to do on Canada Day in Toronto. I was in Niagara Falls one year for Canada Day and it was quite fun.

  4. […] Canada Day falls on Monday, July 1, 2019 so that means a three day weekend for most people. Since fireworks are normally displayed on Canada Day, most Canada Day fireworks in Toronto will be held on Monday night of the Canada Day Weekend. Here’s where you can see fireworks on Canada Day in Toronto 2019. (Check out these things to do Canada Day weekend in Toronto 2019.) […]

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