Ring in the New Year at Nathan Phillips Square on December 31, 2016 and join the official kick-off to the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday – TO Canada with Love!
The countdown to 2017 includes an exhilarating evening of entertainment including live musical performances, site animations, a DJ skating party sponsored by Tim Horton’s and a stunning fireworks display at midnight.
New Year’s Eve Program
7 pm – Skating Party with DJ Shub sponsored by Tim Hortons | Title earning DJ and award-winning producer, formally from A Tribe Called Red takes over the skating rink at Nathan Phillips Square.
8 pm – Nefe | A rising star, this Canadian talent has the soulful power of Tracey Chapman, the uniqueness of Bruno Mars and a voice that can silence a room.
8:45 pm – Exco Levi & High Priest | Jamaican/Canadian musician Exco Levi pays tribute to the founders of reggae music through a modern twist of poetry and sound.
9:45 pm – Boogat | An MC with a unique artistic approach. His popularity has earned him an ADISQ Felix Award (Quebec) for Best World Music Album and led to songs featured in U.S. films and television shows, including “Homeland.” Boogat is Mexican Canadian and will be performing in French and Spanish.
10:55 pm – Walk Off the Earth | A multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena who won Group of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards. WOTE have built a massive following of dedicated fans from around the world drawn to their honest songwriting, cover interpretations and beautifully filmed videos.
11:55 pm – Countdown to 2017 and Fireworks.