But instead, we ended up heading over to Summit Garden for dimsum. And frankly, we weren't the only ones who had thought of this idea; even with a reservation, a fifteen minute wait was required for munching on the statutory holiday.
While they were offering a special patriotic variation of the cone that was elaborately covered in red and white sprinkles, they were unfortunately not selling soft serve at this event. Sigh.
(Might I add that Chatime's Tea of the Month for July, Lemon Kumquat Green Tea, is quite refreshing and almost as tasty as CoCo's Passionfruit Black Tea.)
A section of Burnhamthorpe had been closed for the evening, permitting the complete takeover of pedestrian traffic. We had somehow managed to secure a spot just after 10 pm, only to discover via Twitter that the City of Mississauga had cancelled the fireworks as the high winds posed a potential safety hazard.
It was a moment of sheer sorrow and unspeakable frustration.
But one can only hope that the fireworks are rescheduled as soon as possible (even if road closures aren't guaranteed...)
Happy 149th Birthday, Canada!