Oh Canada! 145 Years Young
FUN FACT: Canada was named from the Huron and Iroquois word kanata, which means village.
On July 1, 1867, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec (formerly known as Upper and Lower Canada) were proclaimed the Dominion of Canada. For our country's 145th birthday, spend the day celebrating with our MAP partners.
Black Creek Pioneer Village - Sunday, July 1 from 11 am to 5 pm
Find out what life was like on July 1, 1867. Special activities include Village Tours, Kid's Games & Activities, an official Citizenship ceremony, horse drawn wagon rides, music and more.
Canada Day at Colborne Lodge in High Park - Sunday, July 1 from 12 noon to 4:30 pm
Discover the story behind High Park's founding by touring the 175 year old home of John and Jemima Howard and learn to play Victorian lawn games. In High Park, enjoy Aboriginal dance and song performances and take a walking tour down to Grenadier Pond.
Canada Day at Fort York National Historic Site - Sunday, July 1 from 10 am to 5 pm
Enjoy the Fort York Guard's demonstrations of period soldiering, musket firing and artillery; plus, take a tour of the Soldiers' Barracks, Officers' Quarters and historic kitchen. Kids can sing and dance to music from 1812, take part in a storytelling scavenger hunt, write a letter to kids in 2212, make a Canada Day button and take part in a kite making workshop.
Canada Day at Mackenzie House - Sunday, July 1 from 10 am to 5 pm
Visit the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor and grandfather of W.L. Mackenzie King, Canada's longest-serving prime minister. Print a special Canada postcard on the printing press and enjoy original, Canadian history-inspired music.
Dominion Day Celebration at Montgomery's Inn - Sunday, July 1 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Enjoy music in the historic Inn, guided tours, Inn-made treats in the historic kitchen and in the tea room.
Destination Canada at Scarborough Museum - Sunday, July 1 from 10 am to 5 pm
Sample goodies made from historic recipes and enter the annual pie eating contest.
Dominion Day Garden Party at Spadina Museum - Sunday, July 1 from 12 noon to 4 pm
Enter the 1920s costume contest and party like it's 1927. Listen to jazz music and learn dances from the 1920s. Also, enjoy crafts, games and solve a 1920s era mystery in the recently restored mansion.
Canada Day at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site - Sunday July 1, 12 noon to 4 pm
Enjoy a day in the Don Valley. Visit Todmorden Mills' historic homes dating from the mid-1800s, sample treats prepared in their historic kitchens and enjoy special activities for children.
Also, come visit the library for Canada Day programs (please note, all library branches will be closed July 1 & 2).