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Victoria Day fireworks in Toronto 2013

Posted by Derek Flack / May 15, 2013

Victoria Day Fireworks Toronto 2013Victoria 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

Discussion

15 Comments

Joe Joe / May 15, 2013 at 04:06 pm
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Pretty sad that Canada's Wonderland can blow 6000 fireworks and the City of TORONTO can only afford to blow 2000.
With all the NIMBYS, HIPPIES and everything in between. This city is going into the shitter
4ChanApologist replying to a comment from Joe Joe / May 15, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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I'm pretty sure it has more to do with certain tightwad councillors who decry any arts&culture spending, like this, as "gravy".
David / May 15, 2013 at 05:34 pm
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If you guys think that's sad, just look at the fireworks for NYE at Cityhall. That barley lasts for two minutes and it's not even worth going to see and dealing with the excessive crowds afterwards.
Ryan / May 15, 2013 at 06:15 pm
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I can't believe you guys care enough to let it bother you.
Jumbo Shrimp replying to a comment from Ryan / May 16, 2013 at 12:12 am
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I can't believe you care enough to comment on what's bothering them.
SMS / May 16, 2013 at 07:22 am
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I would love to know what setting the photographer used. What a spectacular photo
S. / May 18, 2013 at 11:17 am
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Anyone know of a nearby park outside Wonderland to catch the fireworks?
christine / May 20, 2013 at 11:31 am
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Any fireworks in North York ie Mel Lastman Square?
Stephen / May 20, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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Its free people. So just make the effort and have fun with all the oooooo's and awwwwwww's from everyone there !. Enjoy your night peoples. S
Joe2 replying to a comment from Joe Joe / June 30, 2013 at 02:47 pm
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I don't care what Wonderland does, as long as it's not coming out of my pockets. If you want 6000 fireworks; go to Wonderland. 2000 fireworks for a 15 minute show is respectable otherwise take your hate and leave Toronto. There's no room for that here.
Kevin / July 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm
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I just wish the fireworks could be relocated to somewhere that doesn't take an hour out to get out of -the East of 'Toronto' is inaccessible -this is why I stopped attending the Beaches Jazz fest....
Peter Mykusz / July 6, 2013 at 07:09 am
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Watch Victoria Day fireworksat:
https://vimeo.com/66618035
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