It’s Labour Day. Traditionally the final holiday of the Summer season and back to regular routines for everyone. We can thank the unions for this national holiday, it’s been celebrated in Canada since the late 1880’s tracing back to December of 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union’s strike for a 58-hour work-week.
Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labour Day, to be held in September that began in 1882.
Today, the local unions continued the tradition of the union parade and free BBQ at the Bondar Pavilion . The walk in the downtown area started at 11:30 ending up back at the pavilion for free grub and entertainment for hundreds.