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If you're interested in joining the city's big birthday bash, you're in luck. The City of Toronto is hosting a gigantic 2-day FREE party this weekend (March 9th and 10th) at Nathan Phillips Square to honour the milestone.
The Celebrate Toronto festival will run from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. It will showcase tons of Toronto-based food trucks and shopping outlets, plus a DJ skate party hosted by DJ Caff and a live dance show.
The party will also feature a day market and a snack bar, where the public can explore all the wonders that Toronto's local vendors and restaurants have to offer. Did I mention that Celebrate Toronto will also offer Torontonians the exclusive opportunity to toast the city inside the festival's licensed warming lounge? Need I say more?
There will be lots of ways for the public to participate in Toronto-inspired activities. Remi the Raccoon (the festival's official mascot) will be making his rounds around the party to take pictures with guests, offering a chance to win a $1,000 VIA Rail trip for two to Montreal.
If you're feeling lucky, the Celebrate Toronto party will be featuring lots of contests and games where you can win amazing prizes like a Google Pixel 3 smartphone.
Guests can also send Toronto a special birthday wish through the festival's interactive display, where Torontonians can leave their mark for T.O.'s 185th birthday.
Once you're finished partying it up, Celebrate Toronto guests can support the Daily Bread Food Bank by donating a non-perishable food item. Special Celebrate Toronto toques can also be purchased in support of the food bank.
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