Frequently Asked Questions at Hats Off Day

Frequently Asked Questions at Hats Off Day

What does the name Hats Off Day mean?

A: It’s the day of the year when the Heights businesses take their “hats off” to their community.

What are the key events, and where are they?

A: Our Event Program has all the event information, including entertainment and other details. The Event Program will be available from the volunteers at the barricades at almost every intersection.

You can find live music on every block and there are two stages. The City 125 Stage is at Gilmore and Hastings, and the Teamsters Stage is just west of Willingdon Avenue.

The Family Fun Dash starts at 9:30 a.m. Followed by the motorcycle drill team and parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, the street festival starts with live music, delicious food, interactive displays, and kids activities, and the show and shine car show from Willingdon to Gamma Avenue.

See Event Program Here!

What time does the Family Fun Dash start?

A: 9:30 a.m. at Madison Avenue. If you’re in the Fun Dash, be there at 9:15 a.m.

What time does the Parade start and where does it travel?

A: 10 a.m., and the route is from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road.

I’m in the Parade – where do I take my parade entry to line up?

A: Small vehicle and pedestrian entries should enter on Dundas off of Gamma Avenue and settle on Beta Avenue at the Parade Assembly area. Large Vehicle entries should enter at Gamma and Hastings, and park along Hastings Street, lining up to Beta. Parade entries must all register with the Parade Coordinator at Beta and Hastings.

I’m in the Show & Shine with my car/motorcycle – where do I go?

A: Capitol Hill Elementary School at Holdom Ave. (Parking Lot), from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Is there bicycle parking?

A: There are bike racks along Hastings Street that you may use.

Where can I catch the bus?

A: The buses that normally run along Hastings Street have been rerouted to Pender Street (one block to the south of Hastings Street).

Where are the bathrooms?

A: There are portable washrooms at these intersection: Esmond Ave (SE) , MacDonald Ave (SE), Madison Ave (NW), Alpha Ave (SW), Beta Ave (SE) either to the north or south of Hastings Street. Look for directional signage.

Lost Child or Person: I can’t find someone/my child/my parent.

A: Go to the RCMP’s Community Police Office at 4191 Hastings Street (next door to the Dairy Queen). If a child is missing, STAY WITH THE CHILD (No matter what their age) and help them to find a responsible RCMP Representative to take them to the CPO.

I am injured, or need medical attention.

A: St. John’s Ambulance is located at Hastings and Carleton next to 4192 Hastings Street for minor incidents. If it is an emergency, phone 9-1-1.

My vehicle has been towed. Where do I find it?

A: Confederation School off Dundas (west of Gamma), before noon. There is no charge to pick up before noon. After 12 p.m., the vehicles will be moved to Mundie’s Towing at 5938 Kingsway at Griffiths, where there a towing charge will be applied.

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