We are so excited that Canada Day is actually on the holiday Monday this year. If you’re stuck in the city (or opted to forgo the cottage invite in favour of Digital Dreams), kick off the month of July at Centre Island for the Electric Island electronic music festival and picnic. A day spent at the island is fun in itself, but the event also means an opportunity to celebrate with hundreds of other young professionals at the ultimate “day party.”
Canada Day’s Electric Island marks the second event in a series of four, the first of which took place on Victoria Day. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or grab a picnic table and to enjoy not only the music but the scenery as well, with the gorgeous Toronto skyline as a backdrop. This year, guests can party to the sounds of DJs Sasha, Guy Gerber, Audiofly, Jeff Button, Rafwat & Chorniy and Nightvision. The event kicks off at 2pm. Electric Island is accessible via the Centre Island ferry, which can be boarded at 9 Queens Quay West, near the Weston Harbour Castle hotel. The ferry runs generally every 30 minutes.
Fireworks at Ashbidges Bay
End a day Canada Day spent at the beach with what will surely be a spectacular fireworks display at Ashbridge’s Bay. The show is scheduled to take place just after 9:30 pm. Bring along a Frisbee, picnic blanket, beverages and snacks, and good friends.
Toronto Ribfest at Centennial Park
Ribfest runs all weekend long (June 28 to July 1) at Etobicoke’s Centennial Park. It makes for a unique afternoon filled with live music and no shortage of ribs. The event will feature 16 vendors.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers
Celebrate Canada Day with the Jays as they (hopefully) continue their red-hot streak. To mark Canada Day, the first 20,000 ticket-holders to enter Rogers Centre will receive a replica red Blue Jays Cap, perfect for a sunny day when the roof is retracted. Game time is at 1:07pm.
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Williams Landing Canada Day Party
Williams Landing will host a Canada Day party in signature Muskoka-esque style. The party starts at 2pm and goes until late. Guests are encouraged to wear red and white for their chance to win prizes. William’s Landing, with its expansive patio and comforting, upscale menu, is known to get into the spirit when it comes to special occasions – whether St. Patrick’s Day, the playoffs or, of course, Canada Day.