The City of London will present Canada Day fireworks at Harris Park starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
Cyclists and pedestrians can use the Harris Park Entrance at the corner of Dufferin Avenue and Ridout Street North, Dundas Place, Dundas-TVP and Dundas Street Bikeway to reach Harris Park.
Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike or bus to Harris Park for this free event, as several road closures will be in place from 8 to 11 p.m. to accommodate the display, including:
- Queens Avenue from Ridout Street North to Riverside Drive and Wharncliffe Road North
- Dundas Street from Riverside Drive to Ridout Street North
- Thames Street from Dundas Street to Harris Park Gate
- Ridout Street North from Fullarton Street to Queens Avenue, which is currently closed for construction of the Downtown Loop
In addition, Queens Bridge and Kensington Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 8 p.m. Pedestrians will be permitted to walk through Queens Bridge until 9 p.m. The West London Dykes will also be closed near Labatt Park.
Those driving downtown for the fireworks are encouraged to park at one of the City’s municipal parking lots nearby Harris Park, including Municipal Lots 9, 12, 21, 6 and 20. Downtown parking locations and parking lot prices can be found on the City’s website. On-street parking meters will be available free of charge on July 1, 2022.
Transit users are advised to visit the LTC website for service updates and detours.
The Ivey Park splash pad will be closed at 6 p.m. to accommodate for the display. Ivey Park and the public walkway in front of the HMCS Prevost on Becher Street will also be closed at 7 p.m.
The London Heritage Council will be hosting Night Market London on Thursday, June 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. and Canada Day London on Friday, July 1, from 12 to 10 p.m. on Dundas Place and Talbot Street.
Night Market London will feature live entertainment from local artists, street performances, local food and drink vendors, artisans and a relaxation lounge featuring local craft beer and wineries.
Canada Day London will feature live entertainment from local artists, stage and street performances, a collaborative children’s zone, Touch-A-Truck vehicle displays, local food and drink vendors, artisans and a relaxation lounge featuring local craft beer and wineries.
Visit the London Heritage Council’s website for all the details.
These family-friendly events are free for all to attend.