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UPDATED: East York Canada Day celebrations

Various Canada Day events take place in East York and area, highlighted by the 60th annual East York Canada Day Parade and subsequent festivities and fireworks at Stan Wadlow Park.

Other organizations are also putting on events.  For more details about those, where available,  click on highlighted link to go to event entry on our Community Datebook calendar.

Canada Day paradeParade route & times

The East York Canada Day parade begins at Dieppe Park at 10 a.m. and travels along Cosburn Ave., down Coxwell to Sammon, east on Sammon to Woodbine, then back north on Woodbine to the Trenton Ave. entrance to Stan Wadlow Park.

Festivities continue at Stan Wadlow with games, inflatables and lots more for kids and families and stage entertainment.

Schedule of events at Stan Wadlow Park EY Canada Day poster

10:45 am – 12:00: Welcome Soleil
12:00 pm – 12:30: Opening Remarks
12:30 pm – 1:00: De Santos (Karate Act)
1 – 2: Canada Rocks
2 – 3: East York Barbershoppers
3 – 3:30: Falun Dafa (Dance Act)
3:30 – 4: Lippert Music (Vocal Music)
4 – 5: East York Concert Band
5 – 5:30 Krastev Kyokushin Karate Academy
5:30 -6: Lippett Music (Vocal Music)
6 – 7: IMPAK (Jazz Group)
7 – 7:30: STOMP (Hip Hop Dance)
7:30 – 8: Tin Annie
8 – 9: Jenny James Band
Dark: Fireworks

Rides area at Stan Wadlow 2bOther EY area gatherings & celebrations

Open House from 10 am at Royal Canadian Legion’s Brigadier O M Martin Branch, 81 Peard Rd. Fun for the whole family, live bands, bar b q, raffles, assorted games and trivia. Special events throughout the day.

10am: Canada Day open house with grill, celebrations, live music, etc. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave.

11:30 am till 2:30 pm: Canada Day 150th Anniversary Celebration at Toronto Botanical Gardens & Edwards Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., with Don Valley North MP Rob Oliphant.

noon-5pm: Annual Canada Day festivities at Riverdale Park are coordinated by the East Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and various community groups along with Councillor Paula Fletcher, MPP Peter Tabuns and MP Julie Dabrusin. Activities for all ages, information displays for agencies and various vendors of delicious food.

noon-11pm: Q107 hosts free annual Canada Day Picnic at Woodbine Park between Queen St. E. & Lake Shore Blvd. E., Coxwell Ave. to Woodbine. Live tribute bands, fireworks from Ashbridges Bay at 10 p.m.





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