The Coronation


The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Consort Camilla took place on May 6, 2023. Learn more about how Ontarians commemorated this momentous occasion.


The Lieutenant Governor’s Statement Celebrating the Coronation

Special Events

For King and Canada: A Panel Discussion to Honour the Coronation of King and Country | May 2, 2023

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor partnered with the Empire Club of Canada to present a special panel discussion about the Coronation and the Crown in Canada.

Photo of the moderator (Heather J. Hiscox) and the three panelists (Carolyn Harris, Nathan Tidridge, and Akaash Maharaj)

Watch the entire panel now for free


Flag-raising ceremony at Queen’s Park | Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:15 AM

To commemorate The King’s Coronation, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Premier Doug Ford, Speaker Ted Arnott, and Indigenous leaders held a flag raising ceremony, 21-gun salute, and drum circle at 11:15 a.m. on May 6. The ceremony also include a special presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Members of the public can view a video of the ceremony on the Government of Ontario YouTube Channel


Photo of the Lieutenant Governor speaking at a podium in front of the flag pole with the Coronation flag flying



Coronation Celebration: A Fun Royal Fair | Saturday, May 6, 2023

Following the ceremony, the Government of Ontario hosted a ‘Coronation Celebration: A Fun Royal Fair.’ It was held on the South Lawn of Queen’s Park from noon to 6 p.m. Family fun activities included carnival rides and live entertainment. A ‘Taste of Ontario’ provided complimentary food and beverages from Ontario farmers and processors.

A photo of the Lieutenant Governor speaking with a woman from Ontario Pork, who was serving food at the fair


Coronation Concert Series with Concerts in Care

On May 4th and May 5th, The Office of the Lieutenant Governor initiated a special concert series that brought the music of the Coronation to more than 20 long-term care homes across the province. This four-part concert series featured Ontarian musicians and it was presented in partnership with Concerts in Care.


Coronation Concert | Saturday, May 6, 2023

The Cathedral Church of St. James Church, 106 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9

The Lieutenant Governor sitting in at pew at St. James Cathedral watching a choir perform

*This event was open to the public, more information is available on the Cathedral Website.


Doors Open Toronto 2023 | May 27 and May 28

On May 27 and 28 the  Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park hosted a special Coronation-themed Doors Open experience.



The Coronation around Ontario

Coronation Video Messages

The Lieutenant Governor provided 15 video messages to people across the province as they celebrated the Coronation in their local communities.

A Coronation event in Kingston, Ontario

Tree-Planting Ceremony with the British Consul General in Toronto


For King and Canada: A Panel Discussion to Honour the Coronation of King and Country

Concerts in Care

Coronation Fun Royal Fair

City of Toronto Coronation Ceremony

Coronation Ceremony at Appleby College

The Royal Commonwealth Society’s Dinner in Honour of the Coronation

Royal Tea Party at Clearwater Farm

Learn about how the Government of Canada has celebrated the Coronation, including the announcement of a Coronation Medal Program and a new Canadian Royal Crown: 

Celebrating His Majesty’s Coronation –