Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Canada Day in Scarborough 2016

Happy Canada Day! Well, almost. If you are in the Eastern part of our lovely city on July 1, here are a few ideas for family friendly events you can check out. Scarborough has a lot to offer!

The big celebrations seem to be at a new event this year, to be held at Albert Campbell Square (Scarborough Civic Centre) on July 1 & 2, from 12 noon-10 pm each day.  These Canada Day in Scarborough celebrations will include multi-cultural live entertainment, a food fair, assorted vendors, and lots of family-focused activities. Bounce houses, face-painting, stilt walkers, clowns, and more.

The annual Scarborough Canada Day Parade will begin at 4pm, travelling from the Civic Centre, down Brimley Rd, and ending at Lawrence Ave., about 5:30pm.

In addition to the celebrations at Albert Campbell Square, Canada Day festivities will take place once again in David and Mary Thomson Memorial Park. The annual pancake breakfast starts at 10am, and the fun continues until 4pm with lots of fun including a reptile show, live entertainment, food trucks, children's activities, and vendors. And don't forget to visit the Scarborough Historical Museum while you are there. They are open from 10am-5pm and will have free activities on site.

Scarborough fireworks will take place at dusk (10pm) in Milliken Park at McCowan and Steeles.

And of course you can always fore-go the big events, pack a picnic lunch and some sand toys and head to one of our gorgeous Scarborough beaches for the day - Bluffer's Park, or Rouge Beach. Or maybe head to the Toronto Zoo to discover Canadian animals in the Tundra Trek and Canada Domain exhibits. Parks Canada will be on hand with a special Xplorers Booklet that you can complete and return at the end of your visit to receive your special Parks Canada souvenir.

Not in Scarborough? Check the City of Toronto website for a list of Canada Day festivities across the city.

However you celebrate, I hope you have a fabulous day! Happy 149th birthday, Canada!

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