The province of Ontario is preparing for a fun-filled day to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation Day on May 6. The province will host a picnic on the lawn at Queen’s Park, including rides, costume festival, free food, and music.
To commemorate the coronation, Premier Doug Ford as well as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Speaker Ted Arnott and several Indigenous leaders will lead a flag-raising ceremony, 21-gun salute and drum circle at 11:15 a.m. on May 6.
Follow the coronation, the province will host a large party on the South Lawn of Queen’s Park from noon until 6 pm.
There will be family games and photo opportunities, and free foods.
The province will also sponsor free admission to various attractions and 39 parks across the province, including the AGO (Art Gallery Ontario), Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, ROM-Royal Ontario Museum, Royal Botanical Garden, Upper Canada Village, Fort William Historical Park, and McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Free admission will also be provided to 39 public parks participating in Ontario Parks. Full list of participating public parks can be found on Ontario Parks website.
The Coronation Day celebration at Queen’s Park is open to the public for free.