Victoria Day fireworks in Toronto 2013
Victoria Day fireworks in Toronto might not be as plentiful as what's on offer for Canada Day — especially in the absence of a show at Ontario Place — but there's still a few major displays of pyrotechnics to take in. And by that I mean "official" displays. You can bet that smaller neighbourhood shows will take place across the city, if only because people have read our where to buy fireworks in Toronto roundup post. Or not...but, yeah, there will be fireworks.
As was the case last year, the biggest show in Toronto proper is set to take place at Ashbridge's Bay on Monday, May 20th at 10:00 p.m. This displays goes off rain or shine, but you'll need to arrive early if you hope to secure decent sight lines. Over 2000 fireworks will light up the sky as part of the event, which typically lasts about 15 minutes or so (don't worry, it feels longer).
Just north of the city, the annual display at Canada's Wonderland is even more dramatic, with over 6000 fireworks in their arsenal. Note well, this show takes place on Sunday, May 19th and is included with general admission to the park. The more frugal among us (or those who just have no interest in theme park rides) might consider trolling around the park outskirts for a decent place to watch the show without having to fork out any cash.
If neither or these options appeal to you, there's also the Dundas Driving Park display on May 19th at 9:30 p.m., but who really wants to drive to Steeltown for a 20 minute fireworks display?
Photo by Richard Gottardo in the blogTO Flickr pool