Canada 150

Celebrations

Beginning with New Year's Eve 2017, City-produced TO Canada with Love celebrations honouring Canada's 150th birthday are taking place across Toronto. From large-scale artwork and concerts to cultural programs, official openings and community sport days, there is something for everyone to enjoy in 2017. For more TO Canada with Love celebrations, visit the the Canada 150 Festival and Event Calendar.


Canada 150 Celebrations: Snap-N-Share

Snap & Share Photo Contest

Toronto City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square
Entry period May 1 – July 4

Toronto's favourite photo contest returns with a special TO Canada with Love category. Send in your best photos from Toronto's parks, natural spaces and recreation centres for a chance to win prizes and have your photos featured in City of Toronto publications. Full details to come at toronto.ca/photocontest

Canada 150 Celebrations: STOMP

STOMP Urban Dance Competition and Showcase, Canada 150 Edition

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E.
May 7, 2017

More than 400 young performers compete in the 16th annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition and Showcase, Canada 150 Edition. Teams of talented youth performers (ages six to 24) from Parks, Forestry and Recreation dance programs showcase their moves in this exuberant afternoon! Tickets on sale April 1. Visit toronto.ca/stomp

Photo from the Annual Toronto Newcomer Day Celebrations

Toronto Newcomer Day

Toronto City Hall & Nathan Phillips Square
May 15, 2017

A Toronto City Council-directed annual celebration officially welcoming and celebrating newcomers to the city of Toronto. Featuring a "Newcomer Fair", offering settlement services providers through booths and displays and one-on-one interactions, cultural entertainment and a citizenship ceremony culminate with speeches by all levels of government. Full details to come at toronto.ca/newcomer

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Doors Open Toronto

Citywide
May 27 & 28, 2017

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf offers free and rare access to approximately 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The 2017 event theme is 15 Decades of Canadian Architecture focusing on the evolution of Canadian Architecture, highlighting each decade since the 1860s. Visit toronto.ca/doorsopen

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National Aboriginal Day and The Indigenous Arts Festival

Fort York
June 21 - 25, 2017

Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, National Aboriginal Day followed by The Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate the very best in Indigenous and Metis culture. The series of music, storytelling, dance, theatre and food events will energize the grounds of this historic site with powerful ancient traditions and compelling contemporary creations by Indigenous artists. Full schedules to come at toronto.ca/fortevents

Canada 150 Celebrations: Canada Day

Canada Days

Citywide
June 30 to July 3, 2017

A citywide celebration – Canada Days – will bring the city together like never before. The rich fabric of Canada will be heard, seen and felt during the four-day festival at Nathan Phillips Square, and one-day events at Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West & Scarborough Civic Centre. Details to come!

Canada 150 Celebrations: Citizenship Reaffirmation

Canada 150 Citizenship and Reaffirmation Ceremony

Fort York National Historic Site
Date To Be Confirmed

Join Fort York National Historic Site and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship as they host new candidates for citizenship at a special Canada 150 ceremony. Following the service, Canadians from all walks of life can take the oath of citizenship in a public reaffirmation ceremony. Full details to come at toronto.ca/fortyork

Canada 150 Celebrations: Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto

Citywide
September 30, 2017

Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event returns from sunset to sunrise for its 12th edition. The overarching theme, entitled Nuit Blanche 2017: Many Possible Futures, will focus on Canada's history as a nation. The 2017 artists' visions address notions of Identity and Nationhood, including Migration, Displacement, Colonialism, Power and Privilege, Settlement, the Natural Landscape, Distance, Exploration, Adaptation and Reconciliation. Visit nbto.com