TORONTO, Ont. – The final day of the long weekend is here, and while some people are returning from the cottage, there are plenty of things to do for those still in the city.
A reminder, the Ontario Provincial Police will be out in full force during the long weekend, targeting drivers who speed, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol or fail to wear seat belts, as well as checking on waterways to ensure boaters are wearing life jackets or personal flotation devices.
Canada Day guide:
- Events and fireworks displays
- What’s open and closed
- Cottage Country Traffic report
- History of Canada: snapshot
- Weekend road closures
- Fireworks safety
Canada celebrated its 145th birthday on Sunday, marked with celebrations stretching across the country from the east to west coast.
It was on July 1 in 1867 that the British North America Act was enacted, establishing Canada as a single, unique country under the British Empire.
As usual, there was a major party at Mel Lastman Square for Canada Day. It featured a lineup of performance acts, including singing and dancing, capped off by the annual fireworks show.
The Toronto Jazz Festival is also still on through the weekend, while there’s also the Red White and Vinyl Festival in the Beaches.
There are foodie events like Ribfest in Etobicoke, and of course, there’s Pride events all weekend, including the trademark parade that ran Sunday.
At Yonge-Dundas Square, nearly 45,000 people were estimated to have attended the sixth annual multicultural day, which included dance groups and live entertainment.
The Eaton Centre, Pacific Mall, Square One, Vaughan Mills, Bramalea City Centre and Cookstown Outlet Mall are all open. You can also shop in tourist-designated areas like Yorkville.
Government offices, liquor and beer stores, post offices, banks and most grocery stores are closed.
The TTC will operate on a holiday schedule, while GO Transit will be on a Saturday schedule.
If you’re looking to stay cool, the City of Toronto’s outdoor pools will be open as well.