UPDATE: Fireworks and more in the GTA

Where to watch Victoria Day fireworks

Ashbridges Bay Park Monday beginning at dusk
Dundas Driving Park (Hamilton) on Sunday and Monday beginning at 10 pm

Open and closed on Victoria Day

• Canada's Wonderland
• The Royal Ontario Musuem
• Toronto Zoo
• CN Tower
• Ontario Science Centre
• Art Gallery of Ontario
• Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
• Riverdale Farm
• Eaton Centre, Square One Shopping Centre, Vaughan Mills, Promenade, Pacific Mall, Hillcrest Mall and Toronto Premium Outlets
• Independent grocery stores
• TTC and GO Transit will be operating on holiday hours
• Government offices
• Banks
• Toronto Public Library branches will be closed Sunday and Monday
• All LCBO and Beer Store locations
• Most major grocery chains
• Yorkdale Shopping Centre, CF Fairview Mall, CF Sherway Gardens, Yorkville Village, Scarborough Town Centre, Dufferin Mall and Bayview Village Shops

Fun things to do

Junior - International Children's Festival
Harbourfront Centre
Harbourfront Centre's international children's festival heads into its second year, bringing leading contemporary artists together to animate young minds with free activities, including circus acts, live music, storytelling and more (May 18 to 24)

Fort York Victoria Day
Fort York
What better way to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday than to visit the birthplace of Toronto? Enjoy kids' activities such as soldier's drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, English country dancing and more

Artfest Toronto
Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada's top artists. Free art workshops for kids all weekend

Rib & Craft Beer Fest
Yonge & Dundas Square
Rib & Craft Beer Fest in Toronto will feature the Best Tib teams in Canada along with BBQ foods from many of the cities different cultures and along with amazing craft beer vendors!

Pirates and Princesses
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Join us for three days of family fairy tale fun! Bring your eye patches and tiaras! Enjoy interactive characters, pirate school, a treasure hunt and more!

Uptown International Children's Festival
Toronto Centre for the Arts & Mel Lastman Square
Presented by TO Live is an action-packed and fun-filled weekend where children of all ages and their families can experience live theatrical performances, participate in sing-alongs, explore worlds of wonder and create new and lasting memories

Little Tikes 50th Anniversary
Toronto Zoo
Little Tikes is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hosting the World's Biggest Playdate event where kids and parents can Play Big together (May 18)

Victorian Tea Party
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Come for an afternoon Victorian Tea Party! Tea and cake will be served the way they were more than a hundred years ago. Quilts, crafts and tea-related items will be available for purchase


Golf Toronto's five municipal golf courses are located on beautiful parklands and offer early-bird rates. These affordable, high-quality and TTC-accessible courses are open daily, including Victoria Day

Tennis courts All public tennis courts will have nets up and will be available for use throughout the Victoria Day weekend. Public sites are free.

Farms and zoos

Riverdale Farm Riverdale Farm is home to heritage breeds such as Shorthorn cows, Tamworth pigs and Cotswold sheep. It is open daily from 9am to 5pm and admission is free

High Park Zoo Victoria Day is a great time to see the High Park Zoo's spring babies. This attraction is open daily, year-round from 7am to dusk


Toronto Island Park Toronto Island Park is a great place for a scenic picnic, hike or bike ride, and features the interactive Franklin Children's Garden. Many attractions offered by independent operators are also onsite including Centreville Theme Park and Far Enough Farm. As a popular destination spot, Toronto Island Park can get quite busy. Ferries leave every 15 minutes. To help plan ahead and avoid the ferry lineups, check the peak-times schedule and purchase tickets in advance

Splash pads Splash pads will begin to operate across the city on Saturday, May 18, with a few exceptions at sites under repair or located on outdoor pool decks. Splash pads operate daily from 9am to 8:30pm and are activated with push-button features

Bike and skate parks The City maintains several bike and skate parks across Toronto, including the new Sunnyside Bike Park