Multicultural Canada Day July 1, 2018 Yonge Dundas Square

Event:  Multicultural Canada Day Celebrations
Where: Yonge Dundas Square, Parade on Yonge Street/start at Bloor end at Dundas st.
When: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Starting Time: 12:00 Opening Ceremonies Main Stage
End of show: 9:00pm
FREE -Wheelchair Accessible

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto, a non-for-profit organization and will be celebration its 50th year anniversary, and is proud to present the 12th Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration at Yonge Dundas Square.

Main Stage – Yonge Dundas Square

At 12:00pm, we kick off the festival with the opening ceremonies, which include singing of O’Canada, Featuring LIVE performances from multicultural groups showcasing their diversity. These multicultural performances will continue throughout the day, with performances of 30 minutes segment shows ending at 9:00pm.  

The Community Folk Art Council, for some 40 years is the acknowledged leader in promoting the traditional arts in Toronto. This festival will be showcasing multicultural folkdance, arts and craft, foods and traditions. This festival features different cultures and ethnic groups that make Toronto a great place to live. At this event you will be able enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe that have made Canada, and Toronto their new home.

Canada Day is funded by Canadian Heritage, City of Toronto, and in partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA.

Canada 150 Parade

This is an invitation for your community to participate in Canada 150.

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto  is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Parade ” Parade of Nations” ,this year for the Celebration 150  on  July 1st, Canada Day!

We would like to invite EVERY Community to apply to take part in this parade. We would love see your community represented in the parade, in your ethnic costumes, and presenting a *Float that would reflect what your community has contributed to Canada in the last 150 years or less. For example the Dutch float with an agriculture theme, will display hundreds of Tulips and other agricultural themes. ( *Please note, the float is not mandatory, but we would love to see one!)  We also do encourage bands and or lots of parade music from your community as well!  

The parade starts at 10:00 am on July 1st, 2017 at Church and Bloor, continues west on Bloor to Yonge, and South on Yonge to Dundas square, ending around 11:00am.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are asking your help to please pass on this Parade invitation to the prominent leader(s) of your community and to encourage them to apply to participate in this important parade.

Deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 for entry.

If you could please forward the Participation form  found here, and email it to us asap.

Please email the completed form to: cfactoronto@gmail.com

The parade is FREE of charge to participate.

Canada 150 – Celebrate Canada Day July 1, 2017

This year on July 1, 2017 – Celebrating Canada 150th Birthday! 

 

A Parade:

We will be hosting a 150 Celebrate Canada Parade, with participants of over 100 youth groups, with 5,000 individual participants, from all diverse cultures and ethnic groups in full traditional costumes, proudly showcasing a float about their contributions to Canada. Time 10am – 12pm Parade route Church/Bloor down Yonge ending at Dundas Square.

Live Historic figures:

In partnership with Fort York Toronto, 20 young Fort York Solders ( 18 – 22 yr old) will be participating in the parade and then make their way to Yonge Dundas square and demonstrate some historical re-enactment scenes for the public on the main square. We will also have other ‘ re-enactors’ that will be portraying some historical figures such as Sir John A. MacDonald and other ‘ Fathers of Confederation’

Main Stage – Yonge Dundas Square

At 12:00pm, we kick off the festival with the opening ceremonies, with the Mayor of Toronto, which include singing of O’Canada, we then will be cutting the giant Canada Day Flag CAKE, and after that we directly begin with live performances starting off with First Nations groups and then from our multiple Youth groups showcasing their diversity. These multicultural performances will continue throughout the day, with performances of 30 minutes segment shows up to 9:00pm.  

Our Annual Living Flag

In partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA, we will be presenting our 3rd annual Living Flag Formation. We invite all of Toronto to come down to YD Square and receive a RED or WHITE T-SHIRT  and line up on YD Square to form a “ live” Living Canadian Flag. This is traditionally done every year in Ottawa and Winnipeg, but Winnipeg holds the record of 3,158 participants, but we here in Toronto hope to beat that number with our formation on the YDSquare in our 150th Year Celebration.