Many of the public spaces in Toronto are featuring programming all afternoon and evening for Canada Day, with lots of family friendly activities. Harbourfront Centre has the most packed into the day, with their Lakeview Market beginning at 10:30 a.m. and running all day, and music acts like The Big Sound and Delhi 2 Dublin, who will play the newly opened Canada Square. At Yonge-Dundas Square, multi-cultural acts play the main stage from noon to 9 p.m. And up at Mel Lastman Square, the City of Toronto has entertainment from Zero Gravity Circus and music acts planned from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., whereupon they’ll light up the last (official) fireworks display of the long weekend.
The Brewery Market returns to the Evergreen Brickworks with a special Canada Day edition of their Brewer’s Backyard series. The Capital Mash-Up will feature collaborative concoctions from a half dozen different breweries: Toronto’s Indie Alehouse and Ottawa’s Beyond the Pale; Toronto’s Great Lakes and Casselman, ON’s Cassel; and Toronto’s Amsterdam Brewery with Ottawa’s Broadhead. There’ll be food like meat pies from Kanga and ice cream sandwiches from Sweet Sammies, too. Admission to the grounds is free (the food and drink is available via tickets.)