Cornwall’s Touch a Truck event returns on August 24th

July 30, 2023
Touch a Truck
Touch a Truck

Want to get a closer look at a fire truck or a City of Cornwall plow — then here’s your chance!

The City of Cornwall’s popular Touch a Truck event — which saw thousands of visitors attend last year — will be hosted on Thursday, August 24th.

The free event will take place right in front of the Cornwall Civic Complex, from 5:30 pm until 8:15 pm. A sensory friendly portion of the event will again be hosted from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

“Our Touch a Truck event is an excellent way for Cornwall families to learn all about the important services that are offered to them by our City,” said Communications Officer Francis Racine. “I invite everyone in Cornwall to attend this great and free event!”

In addition to being able to get a closer look at many of the City of Cornwall’s vehicles, such as plows, police cruisers, street sweepers, ambulances and more, residents will also have the opportunity to learn more about various City departments.

“An interactive event like this enables us to reach Cornwall families and to really deliver an important message — that we, as a City, are there for them,” said General Manager of Human Services and Long-Term Care Mellissa Morgan. “We always look forward to hosting Touch a Truck.”

As in previous years, the City’s biggest sprinkler will also make an appearance, thanks to the Cornwall Fire Service.

“It’s always a pleasure seeing all of the smiling faces that attend our Touch a Truck events,” said Cornwall Fire Services Deputy Chief, Leighton Woods. “We thoroughly enjoy being able to deliver our safety message all the while having fun.”

Come see us!

Cornwall Tourism is happy to be participating in the Touch a Truck event! We will be open at our seasonal visitor information centre right outside of the Cornwall Civic Complex on the event grounds. Stop by and say hello and see all of what we have to offer!

Outdoor movie

This year’s Touch a Truck event will once again conclude with a free family movie at the Lamoureux Park bandshell, complete with free bags of popcorn (while supplies last). The movie will start at 8:15 pm. The title of the movie will be released closer to the event date.

A vendor will also be on site to sell food and drinks leading up to the movie.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!

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