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Toronto, Jun 30 (Canadian-Media): City of Toronto’s Canada Day all ages event would be celebrated on July 1 starting at 9 a.m. by Torontonians virtually with livestream shows throughout the day, including music performances, culinary showcases, comedy, dance, recognition of frontline workers and more, media reports said.
Canada Day 2020. Image credit: Facebook page
Based on the recommendations of the Medical Officer of Health, all in-person Canada Day events have been cancelled to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
City of Toronto. Image credit: Twitter handle
The City is joined by municipalities across Canada in hosting a national, virtual Canada Day.
"I encourage everyone to participate in our virtual Canada Day and connect as a city. This Canada Day is unlike any other, but it is still an ideal time for us to come together and show our Canadian pride," said Toronto Mayor John Tory.
John Tory. Image credit: Twitter handle
Four livestream segments would be featured on Canada Day 2020 celebration on the City’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/culture_to.
Full program details, a link to 4K Ultra HD livestreams, celebration kits, a pancake recipe, and lyrics for a special sing-along are available at http://www.toronto.ca/canadaday.
The Great Canadian Pancake Breakfast would be served at 9 to 10 a.m. included with greetings from Chief Laforme of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and would feature a socially distanced breakfast by MLSE Executive Chef Chris Zielinski and Mayor John Tory.
Virtual dance demonstrations 'Keep Rockin You' for easy to learn hip hop moves can be enjoyed with participants.
Kim Mitchell debuts his new song "Wishes" live from the legendary El Mocambo.
From 2 to 5 p.m. a virtual kaleidoscope of Toronto artists and neighbourhoods would showcase a Culture Jam with more than 35 performances in total by Kardinal Offishall, d’bi.young anitafrika, Lua Shayenne Dance Company, Marissa Magneson, Lucas Silveira and more.
7 to 8 p.m would be devoted to the Ready for Prime Time segment including a live performance from July Talk with James Bayley and Kyla Charter from iconic music venue the El Mocambo, along with performances by Haviah Mighty and Gordon Lightfoot.
Participants can sing along to Neil Young’s "Lotta Love" led by Choir! Choir! Choir! and can download the lyrics to learn the song.
CN Tower Canada Day Light Show at 10 p.m. will be livestreamed set to the music of a diverse group of Canadian artists at the City’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/culture_to and simulcast on CHUM 104.5.
Canada Day 2020 has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre, the virtual event gets additional support from programming partner TO Live including special project partnership of CN Tower and MAKERS.
Canada Day 2020 is also sponsored by Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, Tim Hortons, Bell and promotional partners Citytv and TTC. Special thanks to venue partner the El Mocambo.
In its commitment to to providing an accessible event, the City of Toronto would make available captioning on all Canada Day 2020 streaming and broadcast services.