From June 30 to July 3, Canada Days at Nathan Phillips Square will bring Canada’s rich cultural fabric to life through an incredible mix of music, dance, circus, and street arts.
The dynamic music program features two stages showcasing current urban, indie, roots, pop and world music by emerging and established artists from across the city, all regions of the country, and around the world – reflecting Toronto’s kaleidoscopic character, cultural diversity and creative energy.
A hospitality area offering food and beverage will be available for the public throughout the day. A nightly fireworks show will end the evening at 10:55 pm.
Performers and activities on June 30:
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, Bareto, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barenaked Ladies, Les Poules à Colin, The Jerry Cans, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Lisa Odjig, Matthew Pheasant and Ian Akiwenzie, Toronto Métis Jiggers , Hercinia Arts Collective
Performers and activities on July 1:
Born Ruffians, Kid Koala Vinyl Vaudeville Show, Cuban-Canadian Jazz Collective, Bixiga 70, Charlotte Day Wilson, Ron Sexsmith and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, with special guest Rose Cousins, Maylee Todd, Richard Inman & the Mad Tappers, Ghostkeeper, H’Sao, Dawn Pemberton, BoucharDanse – La gigue en souvenir, Les 7 Doigts – Traces, Kaeja d’Dance – Flock Landing, Hercinia Arts Collective – Money Fish, Hercinia Arts Collective – Gargoyles.
Performers and activities on July 2:
The Sorority, Shauit, Zaki Ibrahim, Roots of the 6ix: Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee, Dream Warriors,, Shad, dvsn, Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y’all), Honey Jam All-Stars, Drezus, Los Poetas, Migration Soundsystem, Battle for the North 2v2: Canada 150 , Les 7 Doigts – Traces, Hercinia Arts Collective – Graffiti Roamers
Performers and activities on July 3:
The East Pointers, Wesli, Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band, Kingston All-Stars, Belly, D’bi and the 333, Betty Bonifassi, Ziskakan, Les 7 Doigts – Traces, Kaeja d’Dance – The Flock, Hercinia Arts Collective – Money Fish & Birds of Flight.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Friday, June 30, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM ( 8:05 pm – Buffy Sainte-Marie , 9:45 pm – Barenaked Ladies)
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM (9:45 pm – Ron Sexsmith and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, with special guest Rose Cousins)
Sunday, July 2, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM ( 8:15 pm – Shad, 9:55 pm – dvsn)
Monday, July 3, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Fireworks every day @ 10:55 PM
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W
A series of roads will be closed for the Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square. These roads include:
• Bay Street between Dundas Street and Queen Street on June 30, July 2 and July 3 from 9 p.m. to midnight and on July 1 from noon. to 1 a.m.
• Elizabeth Street, Hagerman Street and Albert Street on June 30, July 2 and July 3 from 9 p.m. to midnight and on July 1 from noon to 1 a.m. due to the nightly fireworks display.
• Queen Street from Yonge Street to University Avenue on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• Bay Street between Queen Street and Richmond Street on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• York Street between Queen Street and Richmond Street (local traffic only) on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.