Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada’s birthday! She is a young 142 years old today.

This year’s Canada Day is a bit different then most.  Firstly, it falls on a Wednesday, so for some that means no long weekend in July.  Secondly, there are currently 30,000 civic employees on strike.  Toronto is currently on Day 10 of the strike which means no garbage pick-up and many parks, and public day camps have been shut down.  This has also lead to the cancellation of some city-run Canada Day events.  Bummer, I know.

But, don’t let the pile of stinky trash get you down just yet.  There are still alot of places all over the GTA and surrounding areas that are still going to light up the sky with Canada Day fireworks.

Some of these places include:

Canada’s Wonderland (Vaughan)
Centennial Park (Etobicoke)
Downsview Park (Toronto)
Chinguacousy Park (Brampton)

There is also the spectacular fireworks for the Ontario Place Festival of Fire that is still going on tonight @ 10:30pm. For those who make the CHIN International Picnic at the CNE Exhibition grounds a yearly visit, you can rest assured, the picnic is still on – rain or shine.

So, make the most of this midweek day off and spend time with friends, family and other loved ones.

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians near and far! 🙂

  1. Leanne in Italy

    July 6, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Happy belated Canada Day! Hope you are well and making plans to come on over to this side of the world. Will we be seeing you anytime this year.

    Thanks Leanne! I am still trekking away at the big move; getting close. I’m hoping by the end of the year *fingers crossed*

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