The Victoria Day long weekend is here and we all know Torontonians love watching vibrant fireworks to mark a fun-filled holiday. So, if you’re looking to watch fireworks to cap off the break, here is where you can go.
Canada’s Wonderland is presenting its annual fireworks display this Sunday, May 21. The amusement park just recently opened for the season, so visitors can make a day out of this experience. They can enjoy over 200 attractions including its new roller coasters “Tundra Twister” and “Snoopy’s Racing Railway.”
Then at the end of the night, visitors can watch a beautiful fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m when the park closes. The show is expected to run for 15 minutes and includes more than 6,000 colourful explosions reaching heights of over 800 feet.
The park says there are 11 separate firing positions and 1,800 firing cues that go towards creating the explosive display above the park skyline and Wonder Mountain.
“Each of our fireworks shows has a unique, custom-design set to an original soundtrack that you won’t find anywhere else in Toronto! It’s a great way to end a fun day at the park,” the park said on its website.
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Ashbridges Bay Park
Every year, residents look forward to the Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park in the east end. This time around, the city says the show will feature a spectacular finale, in addition to its annual amazing fireworks. The show starts this Monday, May 22 at 10 p.m.
Ashbridges Bay Park is located at 1561 Lake Shore Boulevard East, along the waterfront. Visitors are encouraged to ditch their vehicles and use public transit to attend this event. You can find information about TTC schedules, routes and expanded long weekend service on its website.
REMINDER FROM THE CITY
For those who’d like to watch fireworks from the comfort of their own home, they can certainly do so only for this weekend. The city says on Victoria Day and Canada Day, fireworks are allowed without a permit until 11 p.m. on residents’ private property. However, fireworks are not permitted in parks or on beaches, balconies, streets, parking lots or a property that is not owned by the person setting off the fireworks.
The city is urging residents to be safe when setting off fireworks. Only adults 18 years of age or older should supervise or initiate them. They should also be aware of their surroundings and not discharge fireworks where it could cause disruptions or pose health and danger risks.
Information about fireworks rules, safety tips and proper disposal is available on the city’s website.