July 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Join us on July 1 for the launch of SummerSeries in Trillium Park and Canada Day for a full day and night of music and entertainment. This event is free and open to all ages.
9:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m.
This class will be led by Luciana and will be a fusion experience of hatha and vinyasa yoga, guided meditation, pranayama / breathwork with a Live Music performed by BEX during class and a sound healing shavasana performed by Luciana.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For children, practicing yoga is an opportunity to find tranquility and peace in their busy lives.
YogaPals® Kids Yoga provides a great way for children to unwind, cultivate self-esteem and body awareness with the goal of developing strong minds and bodies. In a non-competitive and fun class, children will practice silly asana sequences, play fun and challenging yoga style games and practice mindfulness together. Thematic ideas such as peace, respect, gratitude, and acceptance will be introduced through discussion.
Yoga-style games and practices foster co-operation and listening skills which are essential for success in school and throughout life!
This class is designed for children ages 7-11 years.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages can enjoy face painting done by professionals offering a variety of incredible designs! Adults are also welcome!
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Looking to grab a bite or quench your thirst while exploring Trillium Park? Check out our menu here!
Decorate A Cap
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Showcase your artistic style and create your own unique cap with many colours and individual designs. Hats will be provided.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Choose from over 100 unique and fun designs to get airbrushed on by talented artists.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Get ready to dance the afternoon away with the electrifying beats of DJ Shane!
Shane has been working within Toronto’s entertainment industry for over two decades. You’ve possibly seen him acting on a stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre or in TV/film, like in an episode of Workin’ Moms. You may have also seen him playing saxophone in a band like Kelly and the Kellygirls or DJing an event like Hump Day Bump or Foxhole at the Gladstone. He’s no stranger at Ontario Place, where he played music on weekends at the skating rink back in 2018, and he is happy to be back!
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Fuddles Are Back! is a catchy collection of silly upbeat songs that the whole family will enjoy. It covers relatable themes such as friendship, growing up, animals, nature and even the chaotic joy of bedtime. The songs explore and encourage creativity while celebrating imaginative play and a simple sense of home. The Fuddles have performed at a variety of events and look forward to reconnecting with fun seeking audiences in 2023.
Learn more: https://www.thefuddles.com/
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get free henna body art! Spend quality time experiencing the enchanting properties of henna body art, and relish in watching the henna transform over the following days into a beautiful deep henna stain.
Henna Planet has been providing henna body art services for parties, events, and private appointments since 2008. Quin, the artist, has had work her work showcased in the Toronto Star, Today’s Bride, as well as the TV shows Combat Hospital and The Expanse.
Learn more: www.hennaplanet.ca
OVL Photo Booth
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Make your day memorable! Drop by at the OVL Photo Booth, strike a pose and capture lifelong memories at Trillium Park.
2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Featuring some of the many genres of music being created by Indigenous musicians, the afternoon will be hosted by Donna Lee Sound, CTV reporter and special segment host of “Indigenous Circle”. Elder Jimmy Dick will deliver the Opening Honour song and Land Acknowledgement, followed by a performance by the Manitou Mkwa Singers from the Credit reserve and Hoop Dancer, River Christie-White.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
DJ MelBoogie is guaranteed to keep you moving and grooving all day and into the night!
Hailing from Toronto, DJ MelBoogie is one of the country’s best-known female DJs. For 30 years, her roots have been deeply embedded in radio, formerly at CHRY 105.5FM, where she set the primetime morning airwaves on fire for six years, followed by over a decade at CKLN 88.1FM, as the DJ/Co-Host of Droppin’ Dimez Radio, Canada’s ONLY All Female Hip Hop Show. She’s currently an on-air host and DJ on Toronto’s VIBE105FM. As the DJ on the JUNO Awards Tribute to 50 Years of Hip Hop, she shared the stage with some of Canada’s greatest icons of Black music, including Kardinal Offishall, the Dream Warriors, Choclair and more.
Learn more: www.djmelboogie.com
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for an incredible live performance!
The Afropan Steelband, also known as “the People’s Band”, is Toronto’s oldest and most successful steelband. Founded in 1973, Afropan strives to promote steelpan to people of all ages and ethnicities throughout the community. Afropan’s early beginnings in the 1970s were with the Harriet Tubman Centre in Toronto. Its players, at that time, were young people of Afro-Caribbean descent. Its early affiliation with the Tubman Centre has influenced Afropan’s leadership in having community service as a guiding principle of the organization.
Learn more: http://afropansteelband.com
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
As the evening gets a little cooler, grab a seat next to the roaring fire and enjoy the views of the lake.
7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Request your favourite song for the band to play! As the world’s most innovative and interactive live band, uRequest Live puts you in control of the concert. Shape the setlist in real-time, communicate directly with the band, all through touch screen kiosks or by simply scanning a QR code. Join us for this unique musical journey where your choices create the ultimate soundtrack. Let’s make this a night to remember with uRequest Live!
Learn more: uREQUEST LIVE
The Soul Motivators
8:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.
End your evening with a live performance by Toronto’s The Soul Motivators, offering a blend of 1970’s funk, soul, psychedelic jams, and hip-hop breaks. They’ve performed with legends like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, and Lee Fields at major events like TD Toronto Jazz Festival and PanAm Games. Their debut album, “Free to Believe,” received acclaim in 2015. In 2017, they released the EP “Dirt on The Floor” through Funk Night Records. Their high-energy live shows led to sold-out tour dates. The 2020 album “Do The Damn Thing” featured vocalist Shahi Teruko. Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2022, they released the new album “Do It Together” and embarked on a cross-Canada tour.