Canada’s largest city will not be having its regular Canada Day celebrations at City Hall.
Residents of Toronto looking to celebrate Canada Day by watching fireworks at City Hall (Nathan Phillips Square) will be disappointed to learn the event has been cancelled.
City of Toronto volunteers learned Tuesday via e-mail that the annual event will not be moving forward.
This means the City of Toronto will not holding any Canada Day-related events at City Hall this year.
The e-mail reads:
The City of Toronto has decided not to proceed with Canada Day celebratory programming at Nathan Philips Square this year. It was not an easy decision. The funds secured for Canada Day at NPS were not adequate to the standard of program that the event and the participants deserve.
While the federal funding for previous year’s has been sufficient to support the program activities, changes in location, communications priorities, escalating costs for necessary program supports, and constraints in the City’s budgets in a fiscally complex year, require a very conservative approach to planning.
The Cultural Events team plans to use time and resources this year to support consultation and engagement activities in order to create a long-term Canada Day plan.
This comes as the City of Calgary made a similar move to cancel Canada Day by removing fireworks and using taxpayer resources to police those that host private fireworks events.
Those that host fireworks parties in Calgary without obtaining a permit face up to $100,000 in fines and / or 6 months in jail, as per the city’s website.
In Toronto, Mother’s Day has faced similar attacks, as the woke left pressured an elementary school not to reference the day. This was done to avoid offending some parents.
Prime minister hopeful Pierre Poilievre slammed the left for this move, calling their ideology “ugly and weird.”
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