Celebrate Canada Day at Downsview Park

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) – All are invited to celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 1, 2010 with tons of FREE family fun and a spectacular fireworks display set to music, at Canada’s national urban park in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area.

Celebrate our youth during Downsview Park’s Canada Day fun, from 11 a.m. to 11p.m., featuring children’s activities and entertainment including FREE amusement rides, FREE petting zoo, FREE climbing wall, FREE face painting and origami, balloon artists and firebuskers.

Celebrate our future. A Citizenship and Landed Immigrant Ceremony will welcome 143 new Canadians on our country’s 143rd birthday.

Celebrate culture. Watch the Tribal Vision Dance Group present native dances.

Celebrate sport. Join the Toronto School of Circus Arts as they stage free acrobatic performances.

Celebrate our country. Top off your day of fun with Downsview Park’s fireworks extravaganza, lighting up the night sky with a kaleidoscope of colour choreographed Disney-themed music, starting at 10 p.m.

“As Canada’s national urban park, there is no better place to celebrate our nation’s birthday than right here at Downsview Park,” says Bob Singleton, Senior Vice President of Parc Downsview Park Inc. “This event serves as an opportunity to celebrate our nation, free family-friendly activities all day long, culminating with a spectacular Disney-themed pyromusical fireworks show. Giving back to the community is key to Downsview Park’s success.”

Downsview Park is easy to get to. Take the 101 Parc Downsview Park bus from Downsview subway station, a five-minute bus ride. Downsview Park’s central location is also serviced by the 400-series highways (401, 400 and 407).

For more information on Downsview Park’s Canada Day celebration visit www.downsviewpark.ca, call 416-952-2222 or email [email protected]

About Downsview Park

Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), Downsview Park was established by the Government of Canada, stipulating that the land be developed as “a unique urban recreational greenspace for the enjoyment of future generations.” Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) is self-financing, independent of government funding and is being designed to support environmental, social and economic sustainability. Of its 572 acres, 365 acres are committed to public open space and recreational use. Downsview Park engages the public through its year-round seasonal, cultural and special events, and educational and recreational programs. It is also home to the Downsview Park Sports Centre. These features promote and broaden awareness of the significant historical, environmental and cultural characteristics that make Downsview Park unique. Over 1.2 million visits annually continues to establish Downsview Park as a unique park for all people and a modern park for all seasons.

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