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New Years Eve is a unique time of year to visit a new place, and we aim to travel to as many as we can.

We've already visited some of the main ones: Paris, Sydney, London and Edinburgh but have the ambition to get to as many of the others listed on this site as we can.

We hope you find our listings useful in finding the best NYE fireworks, parties, hotels, concerts, restaurants, cruises and events wherever you are!

 

BY MARTIN KERRIGAN > HOME > CANADA >

Toronto New Years Eve 2015

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 31 December 2014, Midnight

Toronto city skyline sunset

The focus of the New Years Eve celebrations is the central Nathan Phillips Square, a large plaza centrally located in front of Toronto's City, and usually the focal point for any big events in the city. Toronto is renowned as a laid back, cosmopolitan city and is certainly a place I would love to visit, and being a big fan of wintry landscapes then the new year holiday period would seem like as good a time as any.

On new years eve, crowds start to gather from early in the evening to join a popular party that extends will into the early hours of New Years Day, and is probably the iconic Canadian event, although this year Ottawa will again be hoping to contend that title, as the battle for Canadian new years eve supremacy really starts to heat up!

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Nathan Phillips Square is the focal point of the new year celebrations in Toronto (and most of the festive celebrations to be fair - Toronto's Christmas tree is also here, the lighting of which takes place this year on the 30th November, preceded by the spectacular Cavalcade of Lights) where the now famous Citytv New Yearís Bash takes place. This event features live music and entertainment in the leadup to spectacular fireworks at midnight.

Latest: We're hearing rumours that the Nathan Phillips Square won't be returning this year - nothing from official channels about it being cancelled yet, so will confirm either way as soon as we can. Will be a real shame if so, you would think the city would need cheering up after Mayor Rob Ford's many recent escapades....

Update 17th Dec: Well contrary to previous reports it does seem the Nathan Phillips Square will indeed be returning for NYE 2015, with sponsorship provided by Chevrolet according to this report from the Toronto Sun, which is promising live entertainment, street curling, food trucks, outdoor ice rink and of course fireworks at midnight. Music is to be provided by KISS 92.5ís DJ Clymaxxx with live bands Fat Head and God Made Me Funky.

For something a little different, and ideal for those fitness enthusiasts among us, Toronto is also again hosting the popular "Midnite New Year's Eve Run", a charity 5km run through the city's King Liberty Village area, where there are great views available of the fireworks over the city skyline, followed by a post-race party. Get your entry for the run online here.

For families, the Toronto Zoo are holding their 11th annual New Year's Eve Family Countdown, an earlier event to cater for younger families, this lasts from 5-8pm and includes entertainment, magic show and a chance to meet some of the animals.

There is also a big new year eve party in Mississauga Celebration Square, featuring live music by Massari and Mia Martina, with ice skating earlier in the evening and a countdown to midnight. More details here.

Elsewhere, the many bars and nightclubs of the city try their best to keep you indoors for the duration with an excellent selection of parties and special events. Top selections this year include the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at the MGM Banquet and Conference Centre, Stars New Year Eve 2015 at the Mirage Convention Centre, New Year's Eve 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and the Fiction Club NYE 2015 party - you can get tickets for all these, and the other most popular nights out in Toronto here.

There will also be a Glamous and Glitz themed New Years Eve Gala at the International Plaza Hotel, woth dinner and dacing with live DJS across 2 different ballrooms. This is always a very popular party - get your tickets here.

The famous Palais Royale on Lake Shore Boulevard, Parkside Drive is hosting a new year party with the Young Lions Music Club with live music from Dwayne Gretzky and DJ Lazy Ray, as well as plenty of food. More info and tickets available here.

Another popular option For New Years 2014-2015 is to take a cruise on Toronto Harbour, where you're guaranteed one of the best possible vantage points for the fireworks displays. The Jubilee Queen has a special new year gala event that includes luxury buffet dinner, drunks, champagne an live entertainment with their own onboard DJ. They also offer package deals with some of the local hotels that might help keep your overall costs down.

For fans of comedy the annual Massey Hall New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza is well worth looking out for, featuring a selection of stand-up comedians and sketch artists organised by Mark Breslin, the founder of the Yuk Yuk comedy club chain. You can buy tickets for the event online here.

Classical music fans are well catered for this new year in Toronto too, with the city's Roy Thomson Hall playing host to the Opera Canada Symphony orchestra, performing an evening of Bravissimo Operas Greatest Hits. Tickets here.

If you're looking for dining options in Toronto for the new year, then there are plenty of options to choose from, with local and international cuisines all more than adequately catered for. Most popular venues include Donatello, Kiwe Kitchen, Byzantium, Bocca on Baldwin and the fantastically named Queen & Beaver Public House! See all the top Toronto restaurants here.

Streaming, Webcams & Video

 

Places to watch live online - last year the big New Year's Eve Bash was broadcast live online by CityTV (starting at 10pm local time) from Nathan Phillips Square and was a great success, so we expect to see the same again this year:

Update: It seems this year City are carrying coverage of the Dick Clark event from New York instead, which means no live stream from Toronto. We'll keep an eye out for any alternative coverage that show up and post any links we find right here.

There is also a strong possibility of live radio coverage via local station KiSS 92.5, which you can listen to live online here:

KiSS 92.5 live stream

You can also see some pretty good views of the city skyline on some of the local webcams:

Toronto webcams

Hotels & Accommodation

 

If you're planning on visiting Toronto over the New Year period, then early reservation is strongly recommended as the city's many hotels fill up quickly. You can search, check availability and book local hotels here.

Comments & Reviews

 

We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has visited Toronto for New Years Eve and would like to share their experiences.

Also if you know of any events or parties we don't yet have listed, whether it's something you're attending or organising, please let us know and we'll be happy to update the page.

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