Tom Cochrane, best known for his hit “Life is a Highway,” has been announced to be headlining the Canada Day 2018 concert at Chinguacousy Park, arguably the city’s biggest event in the summer.

YouTwoTV will be the hosts of the Canada Day 2018 concert.
YouTwoTV will be the hosts of the Canada Day 2018 concert.

The city announced the entertainment choices for Canada Day to City Council on May 30. The concert will be hosted by Harjit Bandal and Jaz Saini of YouTwoTV.

Pop singer Tyler Shaw will open the concert at 7:15 p.m. followed by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider at 8:30 p.m.

The usual fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m., subject to weather conditions.

For those not interested in pop and rock music, the community stage will be back with a mix of cultural and children’s programming, such as Jade’s Hip Hop Academy, Great White North Animal Show, Disney Princess Show, and an Aboriginal Dance Show.

The free Canada Day cupcakes will be back, along with a variety of food vendors and trucks, as well as a beer garden. The new “My Brampton” sign will also be at the park for those wanting to take the perfect Brampton selfie. The mini-midway rides will return, along with an inflatable amusement park.

All Chinguacousy Park features, such as the paddle boats, petting zoo, pony rides, and splash pad will be operating normally, though they will be much busier than usual.

The usual traffic restrictions will apply, and the city will be charging $20 to park at Chinguacousy Park, though there are many recreation centres and schools nearby with free lots.

Brampton Transit will also be running free shuttles every half an hour from Trinity Commons, Mount Pleasant GO, and Sheridan College. There will be hourly free shuttles from Gore Meadows Recreations Centre. Shuttles running to the park will run from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Shuttles returning from the park will run from 12:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.