On 13th December, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto will ring in 2023 with a New Year’s Eve fireworks show across downtown Toronto’s waterfront.
On New Year’s Eve, there will be two synchronized 15-minute, high-altitude fireworks displays launched across Toronto’s downtown waterfront, viewable from anywhere with views of Toronto’s inner harbour.
Residents can watch the fireworks from viewing areas along Toronto’s downtown waterfront or tune in to a livestream set to a soundtrack of Canadian and International music artists on the City’s CultureTO YouTube channel .
The fireworks represent hope for the coming year and are part of the Stronger TOgether program, which honours the resiliency of Torontonians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional Stronger TOgether details will be announced in early 2023 and updated on the City’s Stronger TOgether webpage. Stronger TOgether is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Road closure and planning ahead information is available on the City’s New Year’s Eve webpage.
This year’s New Year’s Eve event will not be anchored at Nathan Phillips Square, although holiday lighting displays and public skating will remain available on the square until 10 p.m. Skaters are encouraged to check the status of the Nathan Phillips Square rink and other City outdoor rinks in advance on the City’s Drop-in Skating webpage.