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Ontario - July 1. Free admission to various attractions (first 500 people only)

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Ontario - July 1. Free admission to various attractions (first 500 people only)

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July 1, 2019
https://www.ontario.ca/page/canada-day

Rather than offer the typical games, crafts, rides and other festivities outside the Ontario legislature, free admission will be offered to the first 500 visitors on July 1 at 10 Ontario attractions. They are:

Ontario Science Centre.
Cinesphere at Ontario Place.
Royal Ontario Museum.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Vaughan.
Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.
Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay.
Huronia Historical Parks in Midland and Penetanguishene.
Butterfly Conservatory — Niagara Parks Commission.
Science North in Sudbury.
St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
Last edited by sprung on Jun 28th, 2019 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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First 500? That's lame. Also aren't the museums always free on July 1st? At least that is the case with Ottawa museums.
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AlicW93740 wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 9:38 am
First 500? That's lame. Also aren't the museums always free on July 1st? At least that is the case with Ottawa museums.
I agree. In the article, they said that the celebration at Queens Park had low attendance and costed around $300,000 to $400,000 and offering the free admission to these attractions costed $80,000. So they definitely could have put in more funding for more visitors.
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AlicW93740 wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 9:38 am
First 500? That's lame. Also aren't the museums always free on July 1st? At least that is the case with Ottawa museums.
I don't think most things are typically free on Canada Day in the GTA.
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I'm camping out right now, 1st in line!
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b0ne wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 10:15 am
I'm camping out right now, 1st in line!
Which location though? Keep us updated on the line status!
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First 500 visitors in the GTA? That'll take what, 5 minutes?
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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AlicW93740 wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 9:38 am
First 500? That's lame. Also aren't the museums always free on July 1st? At least that is the case with Ottawa museums.
There were a lot of Canada150 freebies a couple Canada Days ago... but normally it's not free admission.
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St. Lawrence Parks Commission comprises of many attractions. Would be great if these will all be free:
  • Kingston Penitentiary Tours
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Fort Henry
  • Skywood Eco Adventure
  • Upper Canada Golf Course
  • Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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i bring my whole zoo (my family members) to visit
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Ontario Science Centre has Community Day (aka free admission) every year traditionally in September. No limit on the number of free admissions, you just have to wait in long lines to get in and put up with huge crowds everywhere inside. Used to work there for many years, and that day was the stuff of nightmares.
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Thinking of going to the ROM or royal garden, but will probably be very busy.
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n0thing wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 7:30 am
Thinking of going to the ROM or royal garden, but will probably be very busy.
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of the two, RBG a better option if weather is nice. way more room to explore the grounds. ROM will be a nightmare. last time they did free admission there was a huge lineup all the way down Queen's Park past the old Planetarium
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sprung wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 7:47 am
@n0thing
of the two, RBG a better option if weather is nice. way more room to explore the grounds. ROM will be a nightmare. last time they did free admission there was a huge lineup all the way down Queen's Park past the old Planetarium
Only problem is if you travel far there only to find you're not amongst the first 500, what is there to do for rest of the day?
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DragonRider wrote:
Jun 27th, 2019 10:07 pm
Only problem is if you travel far there only to find you're not amongst the first 500, what is there to do for rest of the day?
You go eat 🤣
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