Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

June 20, 2008 14:35 ET

Downsview Park Offers FREE Family Fun This Canada Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Downsview Park invites you to put away your wallet, gather your friends and family and celebrate our nation's birthday with free activities, free food and an amazing display of fireworks at Canada's national urban park in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area.

From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Downsview Park's Canada Day celebration features a full day of FREE activities and entertainment including amusement rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, face painters, balloon artists, workshops for kids, fire buskers and FREE food (hot dogs, ice cream, bottled water and slushies) while quantities last. Entertainment includes a Caribbean Pan band, a fire busker show, an 1812 historical military reenactment and other musical performances. Downsview Park's annual Canada Day celebration ends with a bigger and better display of fireworks, lighting up the night sky with a kaleidoscope of colours!

Canada Day Celebration Free Activities Schedule
Noon - 2PM - Caribbean Pan Band Noon - 9PM - Amusement rides

Noon - 5PM - Petting Zoo 7PM - 9PM - Fire Buskers
- 1812 Re-enactment - Community Music

Noon - 6PM - Climbing Wall 9PM - 10PM - Fire Buskers Show
- Face Painters
- Balloon Artists 10PM - Fireworks
- Workshops and Vendors
- iRecycle - donations

"As Canada's national urban park in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, there is no better place to celebrate our nation's birthday than right here at Downsview Park. Our annual Canada Day celebration features free fun for everyone who wish to celebrate our great country," said Tony Genco, President and CEO of PDP. "This event serves as an opportunity to celebrate our nation, reflect on our heritage, and participate in numerous free family-friendly activities all day long and by night enjoy a spectacular show of fireworks. As federal land for the benefit of all Canadians, giving back to the community is key to Downsview Park's success."

For more information on Downsview Park's Canada Day celebration, please visit, email or call 416-952-2222.

About Downsview Park

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Downsview), the site was designated by the Government of Canada to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." The Park attracts more than a million visits annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, the Downsview Park Merchants Market and Farmers Market, GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation, Treble Clef Music School, The HoopDome, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and Downsview Park's The Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball within the larger Downsview Park Sports Centre. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs and events year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park. For more information, visit, email or call 416-952-2222.

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