Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square


This July 1st, NEWSTALK 1010 is celebrating Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square. Celebrate  Canada's 147th birthday with an evening of live music and a spectacular fireworks show. It’s free and all are welcome to enjoy the evenings festivities. The event runs from 5pm- 10:30pm which ends with a massive fireworks display.

Schedule of events

5, 6 & 7 pm - A thrilling cirque performance by Zero Gravity Circus. Circus Wonderland is an aerial acrobatics spectacle based on Alice in Wonderland

5 pm – 8 pm - Face painting, hair painting and temporary Canadian flag tattoo art by the Picasso Painters

8:05 pm - 2014 JUNO award-winner and Toronto-based alterative-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge will be performing solo songs from his new album Daredevil, featuring the songs of the Tragically Hip

9 pm -  Roots rockers NQ Arbuckle will be performing music from their latest release The Future Happens Anyway with special guests

10:15 pm -  Fireworks show by Circus Orange. Circus Orange combines live action performance with pyrotechnics, special effects, stunts and rigging, blurring the line between performance and technology in a pure entertainment experience

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Produced by the City of Toronto.


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