Canada 150


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 and Share 2017

Snap & Share Photo Contest

Submit before July 31, 2017

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. Visit


Simcoe Day

Fort York National Historic Site
August 7, 2017

Fort York comes to life with musketry, artillery and music demonstrations. Tour the historic buildings and grounds, including the working kitchen in the 1815 Officers' Barracks. Learn More


New Generation Steel Band Festival

Fort York National Historic Site
August 6, 2017

A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring GTA youth steel bands and the award-winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan, performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York. Learn More

C150 Commemorations: MomenTO


May to December 31, 2017

MomenTO is a multifaceted program that will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. MomenTO will highlight historical people, places and events, from 1867 to 2017, that are significant to the history of Canada and Toronto. The result will be a citywide set of installations, exhibits and events. Visit

Canada 150 Celebrations: Gibson House Preserves

Gibson House Preserves

Gibson House Museum
Now until August 31, 2017

Launching at our anniversary garden party on June 3, Gibson House Museum will provide canning jars, guidelines, and suggestions for North York residents and community organizations to create their own Canada Memory Jar for inclusion in the museum's fall 2017 exhibit: Gibson House Preserves. Learn More

Canada 150 Celebrations: Rebellious Women

Rebellious Women: Tea & Matinee

Gibson House Museum
August 12, 19 and 26, 2017

Discover the aftermath of the Rebellion of Upper Canada through the perspective of three women whose lives were touched by the turbulent events of 1837. Join storyteller Adrianna Prosser as she portrays Mrs. Gibson and her guests gathering for tea in 1851, and learn about the struggles for responsible government and the national discussions that brought Canada into being during this time of social upheaval. Learn More

Canada 150 Celebrations: Annual Corn Roast

Montgomery's Inn Annual Corn Roast

Montgomery's Inn
September 7, 2017

Montgomery's Inn's famous annual corn roast, with corn baked in the Inn's own outdoor bake oven. Enjoy displays from west-end Toronto heritage organizations, children's activities, and the chance to see the new presentation of the historic Inn interiors. Learn More

Canada 150 Celebrations: Citizenship Reaffirmation

Canada 150 Citizenship and Reaffirmation Ceremony

Fort York National Historic Site
September 15, 2017

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. Learn More

Canada 150 Celebrations: On Common Ground

On Common Ground

Fort York
September 15 - 17, 2017

An engaging mix of culturally-diverse music, dance, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, crafts, local food, and family-friendly activities.  Learn More

Canada 150 Celebrations: Todmorden Mills Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
September 24, 2017

Visit Todmorden Mills' newly re-restored historic homes, sample period recipes, tour the Wildflower Preserve, create a fun take-home craft and meet our special costumed guests from the museum's past. Learn More

Canada 150 Commemorations: Horticulture Program

TO Canada with Love Horticulture Program


Toronto is in bloom in honour of Canada's 150th birthday! Beyond the City's superb flora conservatories, there's lots to watch for including giant flower pots located throughout the city, carpet beds displaying Canada 150 arrangements at High Park, Toronto Botanical Garden and other locales, a special Canada 150 floral treatment on University Ave., Canada 150 tulips at various parks and more. Full details to come at

Canada 150 Celebrations: Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto

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.  Full details to come at

Canada 150 Celebrations: Colborne Lodge Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Colborne Lodge
October 1, 2017

Colborne Lodge, local artists and members of the community join together to explore and share the story of High Park and its significance to Canada. Enjoy onsite arts activations, local food, music, dance, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and wagon rides. Learn More