If you’re looking for a festive way to ring in 2024, head down to Toronto's harbourfront on New Year’s Eve to witness the largest fireworks display in Canada.

Hosted by the City of Toronto, the 10-minute high-altitude show will be synchronized to music, and the colourful display will be visible from anywhere with a view of the city’s inner harbour.

Designated viewing areas can be found along the waterfront, including at Sherbourne Common, Toronto Music Garden, Harbour Square Park, and Sugar Beach Park.

The New Year’s Eve countdown will begin at 11:30 pm and culminate in the fireworks display at midnight. The city’s celebrations also include pop-up DJ and dance performances starting at 10 pm.

"I am excited to celebrate New Year’s Eve for the first time as Mayor of Toronto and reflect on what has been an eventful year for me and Torontonians from all walks of life," said Toronto mayor Olivia Chow. "Let us count down to an incredible New Year filled with amazing possibilities for our great city."

To accommodate the crowds, eastbound traffic on Queens Quay West will be restricted and Bay Street from Lakeshore Boulevard West to Queens Quay West will be closed from 10 pm on December 31 to 1 am on January 1.

For those who can’t make it down to the waterfront to watch the fireworks, the festivities will be live-streamed on the City of Toronto’s CultureTO YouTube channel starting at 10 pm.

Several other cities in the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, Brampton, and Newmarket, will be hosting fireworks shows of their own on New Year’s Eve.

With an array of displays to choose from, there’s no need to set off your own fireworks on New Year’s Eve — plus, doing so without a permit is prohibited under a City of Toronto bylaw.

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