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Toronto Area: Canada Day and Afternoon Rain

toronto area: Steve Russell / Toronto Star By Peter Goffin Staff Reporter Sat., July 1, 2017 It was a Canada Day filled with joy and disenchantment, pride and protest, according to Toronto Star. Across the Greater Toronto Area, people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of enthusiasm marked Canada's 150th birthday, with celebrations and demonstrations as diverse as the city itself. The event saw a brief lull due to afternoon rain. At Nathan Phillips Square, a program of musical performances and a Canadian citizenship reaffirmation ceremony drew a crowd of hundreds from all over Canada and around the world. The pair were among the revellers in Nathan Phillips Square Saturday. /react-text STEVE RUSSELL/ TORONTO STAR Article Continued Below Down at the waterfront, the giant and much-maligned Canada 150 rubber duck had sightseers scrambling over muddy, waterlogged turf to get close enough for a selfie. Isabelle Melancon and her daughter, Elizabeth, waltzed to the ringing notes of a steel drum, their family having travelled from Montreal to catch a Blue Jays game and celebrate July 1, Toronto-style. react-text 168 Ariana Mismis smiles with her godmother Maricel Cabreros. ( As reported in the news.