Always held on the first Monday in September, Labour Day was created to campaign for the rights and to celebrate the achievements of workers by giving them the day off work to reconnect, leisure, and passion. The origins of the holiday in Canada can be traced back to the Toronto Typographical Union strike for a 58-hour work-week in 1872. As protests and parades (and festivities) in solidarity spread across the country, Prime Minister Sir John Thompson in 1894 declared the first Monday in September as Labour Day, a national holiday.
Things to Do this Labour Day Weekend:
Whether you want to go hiking, visit a farm, or check out a local event this long weekend, you are sure to find something on this list.
Please follow all COVID-19 related regulations.
For Labour Day events organised by local labour councils, see here.