Canada Day 2011 fireworks in Toronto
Canada Day 2011 fireworks in Toronto will be happening on a grand scale in a few locations, not to mention the various shows taking place in backyards and neighbourhood parks across the city. A notable absence this year, however, will be the annual show at Downsview Park, which has been cancelled on account of the Tragically Hip-headlined concert taking place there throughout the day on Friday.
Here's a quick rundown of the other fireworks displays in Toronto on Canada Day, all of which take place on Friday, July 1st (just to confirm).
Although the Victoria Day fireworks were a no-go at Ontario Place this year, the western waterfront will once again be home to a music-based show starting at 10:30 p.m. Always an impressive display, the added bonus this year is that admission to the grounds is free on account of the park's 40th anniversary celebrations.
Woodbine Beach / Ashbridges Bay
In conjunction with the Red, White, and Vinyl Canada Day Festival, Woodbine Beach will host a fireworks display decidedly bigger than the one that took place on Victoria Day. Prior to the pyrotechnics, there will be a number of events and musical performances, including Alannah Myles, who somehow still manages to book shows. Go for the fireworks, not the music. Start time is 10 p.m.
Mel Lastman Square
Making up for the lack of fireworks at Downsview Park is the annual Canada Day festivities at Mel Lastman Square, which will be preceded by musical performances. The show is free of charge and gets under way at 8 p.m. with fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
As usual, those looking to fork over some bucks can take it the sprawling show at Canada's Wonderland. Single day admission to the park is $44.99, and the fireworks run at around 10 p.m., weather permitting.
Photo by Paul Flynn in the blogTO Flickr pool.
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