The fifth annual Toronto Newcomer Day was held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, with approximately 10,000 people in attendance. The day was filled with entertainment and information for newcomers from 22 City divisions, 74 community agencies, and 9 sponsors. The City of Toronto would like to thank event sponsors, partners, agencies, and the broader community for another successful event welcoming and celebrating newcomers to our city.

Please continue to check this page for information about Toronto Newcomer Day 2020.

Event Highlights

  • Art exhibit
  • City Hall tours
  • Entertaining performances
  • Citizenship ceremony
  • Colouring for children
  • Free Tim Hortons beverages
  • Food trucks
  • Gardening activity
  • Interactive activities
  • Information fair
  • Newcomer marketplace
  • Newcomer food fair
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • “Welcome Gesture”

First proclaimed in 2015, Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event held in May that welcomes newcomers to Toronto, helps them understand and access a wide range of services, and celebrates their contributions to the city. The event features a number of activities including a formal stage program, a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians, tours of City Hall, a newcomer marketplace, and an information fair.

Toronto Newcomer Day includes an information fair that promotes newcomers’ knowledge of programs available to them. Exhibitor applications will be made available once planning for 2020 begins.

View a list of 2019 information fair exhibitors.

To participate as a sponsor for Toronto Newcomer Day 2020, all discussions (written and verbal) must go through the City of Toronto’s Newcomer Office and the Toronto Office of Partnerships. For more information, please contact Muna Gaye at Maimuna.Gaye@toronto.ca or Allan Olexson at Allan.Olexson@toronto.ca.

2019 Event Sponsors

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada logo.
Logo for Tim Hortons
Star Metro Land Media logo
Purple and orange logo for Chatr mobile TM
Royale logo - white kittens on blue background
New Canadian TV Show logo - red play button with Canada goose

2019 Event Partners

Canada's Leading English Language Test logo - gold maple leaf
Air Miles logo - airplane flying in blue circle.
Meridian logo

2019 Community Partners

  • Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • Dreamwalker Dance Company
  • Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
  • Toronto Ward Museum
  • Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership
  • Regent Park Catering Collective
  • VIBE Arts