Celebrate Canada Day At Queen's Park

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Celebrate Canada Day At Queen's Park

McGuinty Government Hosts Fun, Free Event For The Whole Family

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Join in the fun and celebrate Canada's 144th birthday on July 1.

The annual Canada Day celebration at Queen's Park will feature a 21-gun salute and the singing of O Canada. Activities for families include:

  • a line up of multicultural acts with eight dance performances;
  • a meet-and-greet with beloved kids' character Shrek; and
  • inflatable rides, crafts, arcade games and a special kids show

The day's celebrations are all free and will begin with a citizenship ceremony to welcome new Canadians - with activities and entertainment following from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Quick Facts

  • Celebrating Canada Day on the front lawn of Queen's Park has been a tradition since Canada's centennial birthday in 1967.
  • This is the sixth year that a Canadian citizenship ceremony is being held at Queen's Park as part of Canada Day celebrations.

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Dr. Eric Hoskins

“Canada Day at Queen's Park is a great opportunity for kids and the whole family to come together and enjoy the day. New Canadians and Ontarians from around the province can all celebrate not only Canada's birthday but its diversity, its true strength.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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