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Canada Day celebrations this year look like they're going to be online only

What are Canada Day celebrations going to look like this year? It's a tough question to answer right now, but many are speculating that they'll most likely be online.

Montreal announced yesterday that it will be cancelling all festivals, sporting events and public gatherings until July 2—a day after Canada Day on July 1.

The city of Mississauga in Ontario also said that it will be cancelling all city-run events, festivals and celebrations until July 3.

Like everything else that's been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems likely that virtual celebrations will be in order since everyone in the country is self-isolating indoors.

In Toronto, major events such as Caribana, which occurs in early August, have also been cancelled.

Health officials have urged Canadians to stay home, only leaving for essentials and only when absolutely necessary.

Despite this, it just so happens that Canada Day may have come early in the form of people hanging Canadian flags up across the country in support of healthcare workers.

Knowing us Canadians, we'll find a way to make the best of it.

Lead photo by

Sanjin Avdicevic

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