Special Events Office


Friday, July 1, 2016 

Celebrate Canada's 149th birthday with a fun-filled evening of live music and dance performances, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music. 

MEL LASTMAN SQUARE | 5100 YONGE ST. | FREE ADMISSION

Canada Day Schedule:

5 to 8 pm Free face painting by the Picasso Painters 
5, 6 & 7:30 pm Turbo Street Funk 
With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combines Top 40 hits with top-notch originals, making them a sensation with Toronto audiences.
5:15, 6:15 & 7 pm Circus act by Illuminair Entertainment 
Illuminair Entertainment is a circus performance troupe based in Toronto comprised of the city's most acclaimed, internationally-travelled and in-demand performing artists.
5:30, 6:30 & 7:15 pm Hoop performance by Lisa Odjig
Lisa is Odawa/ Ojibwe/ Pottawatomi Nations from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. A two-time world champion hoop dancer, Lisa has won six additional hoop dance championship titles throughout Canada and the United States.
8:15 pm The Soul Motivators 
This nine-piece deep funk band are veterans of Toronto’s underground funk scene, offering a unique blend of funk, soul, hip-hop breaks and psychedelic beats.
9:15 pm Emmanuel Jal 
Born in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan and forced into the life of a child soldier, Jal has received worldwide recognition for his unique style of hip hop that portrays messages of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences.
10:15 pm Fireworks Finale 
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