The Roundhouse will be closed for Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 11, opening on Tuesday, October 12 at 9am. We hope that you’ll be able to spend some time with your family, chosen family, or dear friends sharing good food and laughter together.
Thanksgiving in Canada started as a celebration of the harvest, both by Indigenous peoples prior to colonization, and then by the Europeans in the late 16th century. The date has waffled about within October, November and even December, finally settling on the second Monday of October in 1957. Similarly, the reason for celebrating has been malleable – harvest, religion, the end of war, monarchy, and in one case, surviving Canada’s harsh northern winter weather. What seems to hold true through most of those changes is the importance of food and thankfulness for our North American bounty. Read more about the history of Thanksgiving in Canada at the Canadian Encyclopedia.
However you celebrate Thanksgiving Day, we hope it’s filled with the warmth of love, laughter amongst family and friends, and a delicious feast of your favourite autumn foods.