Enjoy the annual fireworks display at Ashbridge's Bay Park on Monday May 20th at 10 p.m.
The streetcar stops and the sidewalks will get quite crowded as you get closer to Woodbine Beach (which sits at the foot of Coxwell Avenue, just east of Ashbridge's Bay and offers the best viewpoint) but once you get to the large and wide beach, there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the experience.
Bring extra sweaters (it's always a bit more chilly by the water) and a thick blanket to sit on. Try to grab a few sparkles for the kids at a convenience store, take some drinks and snacks with you (and maybe some beach toys for the younger siblings to kill the time until the show starts).
Then, feeling the anticipation build up is a big part of the fun. The show starts at 10 p.m. and lasts approximately 15 intense minutes.
It is lovely the way the fireworks light up the sand and how everyone is so ready to be pleased by the display. No one is ever disappointed by the Ashbridge's Bay fireworks.
To get there
To get to Woodbine Beach, we always try to park along a side street in Leslieville and then take the eastbound streetcar on Queen Street East. Of course, the return is a bit chaotic and more easily handled using the public transit, but everyone is in such good spirit that we normally think it's a small price to pay for a great Victoria Day tradition.
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|Woodbine Beach during Victoria Day Weekend (May 18, 2012)|