New Year's Eve: How Toronto will ring in 2015

Two things you need to know if you're planning a trip out tonight to celebrate New Year's Eve in Toronto: the TTC and GO will be free, so leave the car at home. Also, bundle up because it will be cold.

Nathan Phillips Square to host party and fireworks; TTC and GO service free this evening

Nathan Phillips Square will host a New Year's Eve celebration starting at 8 p.m. tonight. The event will feature skating, live music and an eight-minute fireworks display after the stroke of midnight. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

Toronto party people heading out for New Year's Eve will have a handful of celebrations to choose from. If you're heading out tonight, be sure to bundle up as forecasts are calling for temperatures in the -10 C range.

Here's a few New Year's celebrations going on in the city tonight:

  • One of the city's biggest parties will take place at Nathan Phillips Square starting at 8 p.m. The free event will feature skating, live music and a countdown to midnight led by Mayor John Tory. An eight-minute fireworks display will begin at midnight. Full details about the event are here.
  • There will also be a New Year's skating party at Harbourfront Centre. Details are here.
  • There's also a five-kilometre New Year's Eve run through the Liberty Village area. Details of that event are here.

Getting around

The TTC will be free this New Year's starting at 7 p.m. through to 7 a.m. on New Year's Day. Subways will run until about 4 a.m. Click here or full details about the TTC's New Year's Eve service. On Thursday the TTC operates on a Sunday schedule.

GO Transit has added more late night trips and service will be free after 8 p.m. Full details are here.

What's open, what's closed

The LCBO, The Beer Store and most shopping malls will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Many will remain closed on Thursday or open later.