Canada Day holds different meaning for different communities.  The recent discovery of the mass grave of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School located on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is part of the truth of Canada’s history.

We encourage all who are celebrating on Canada Day to pause and reflect on both truth and reconciliation and the long-lasting impacts of residential schools on Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.  Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project

In partnership with the Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day Committee, residents are invited to submit photos of themselves or family members to be included in the Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project. So wear your red and white, stand in front of a Canadian iconic symbol, show us your Canada Day craft, or your pet in their red and white! Submit your photo on this website between June 1 -17 to be included in the exhibit.

The Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project will run from July 2 (or the start of Stage 2 of the Province of Ontario re opening plan) to 7 at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm in a large projection onto the Old Post Office (12 Water Street South). After July 7, the Exhibit will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm until the end of July. Please check this website for schedule updates as per provincial guidelines.

The Type of Photos We Are Looking For:

  • Close up portrait (head and shoulders) - you wearing your favorite red and white wardrobe/costume, face painted, your pet in their red and white
  • Close up action photos of one or two people - actively celebrating being a Canadian. Decorate your porch in preparation of Canada Day  – show us YOUR Canadiana!

Please note:  All applicable photos submitted will be projected onto the Old Post Office.  If the photo is deemed inappropriate or the quality of the photo composition, light and/or resolution do not meet adequate standards, the photo will not be used.

Canada Day Photo Locations

Struggling with an idea for your picture? There are three Canadian themed art installations in Cambridge that we encourage you to visit and take a photo. The community is reminded to keep safety top of mind and adhere to pandemic guidelines on gathering and social distancing.

Controlled Chaos controlled chaos art installation

Artist: Danny Ingrouville

Location:  Macintyre Square, across from the Farmers’ Market at 40 Dickson Street

Description: Danny Ingrouville has created a stylized Canadian flag to immures yourself in.

It consists of many thin pieces of lumber attached in a controlled sense of chaos. Two collections of red lumber on the side, frame a large collection of white lumber in the middle that stands approximately 14 feet high and 20 feet wide.  Of course in the middle is our beloved red maple leaf as well.

Although there is a sense of oneness to the sculpture, there is also the idea of individuality represented by each individual piece of lumber.  Canada’s strength lies in it’s willingness to let everyone shine through freedom, space and communication. Happy Canada Day Cambridge.

Graffiti Wall

Artists: Underground Gallery Artistshespeler grafitti wall photo

Location: Graffiti Wall, 19 Queen St E (back of building)

Description: Seven Cambridge and area graffiti artists have created a Canada day themed mural to celebrate all things Canadian. It was created over a few weeks.  The artists worked on one cohesive mural at different times throughout the days and nights.

Canada Day Photo Framecanada day photo frame photo

Location: Central Park, 615 King Street E

Description: A Canada Day themed photo frame is set up on the Central Park gazebo to help you capture that perfect Canadian themed photo. 

Regular Old Post Office Digital Projection content will be paused from Thurs July 1 to Sun July 4.  Regularly scheduled spring/summer content will begin again as of Thurs July 8.  Check out the projection schedule for more details. 

Contact the special event staff if you have any questions regarding the Canada Day Digital Projection. 

Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

The Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day committee has planned a modified hybrid event for 2021 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The hybrid event will include:

  • Fishing derby photo contest (pre-registration is required)
  • Musical virtual bingo

For a full schedule of events or to pre-register for the fishing derby visit the Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day's website

Relive the magic from the 2020 virtual celebration

Canada Day Celebration Kit

The Canadian government and partners have prepared interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. Visit their website to discover all the fun activities you can do at home.