Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend and Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Queen Victoria

Please Note:  The West Toronto Support Services offices will be closed on Monday, May 22 for the Victoria Day long weekend. Contact your program supervisor if you have any questions or concerns.

What’s a long weekend without some festivities? Ontario Place will have a Drone Show on Victoria Day weekend! The grounds are open for the Culinary Ontario Festival, so you can enjoy some local eats before taking in the choreographed drone show at night.

Did you know?

  1. Victoria Day is also commonly referred to as the “May two-four weekend” or the “May long weekend” and it marks the unofficial start of the cottage season. Or maybe it’s called May two-four because May 24, 1819 is Queen Victoria’s birthday!
  2. Here are some lesser-known facts about one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs like her favourite drink was a wine called Vin Mariani.
  3. Watch this video and learn more about this holiday’s history, practice and, relevance:

Victoria Day 2017 West Toronto


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