May 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Torontonians are invited to welcome and celebrate newcomers at the 10th annual Toronto Newcomer Day in Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall. The festivities include a showcase of cultural performances, a Citizenship ceremony for new Canadians, diverse foods, and much more. Newcomers can meet representatives from local organizations and learn about services that will support their settlement in Toronto.

First proclaimed in 2015, Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event to welcome and inform newcomers on how to access a range of services, celebrate and showcase their contributions to the city.

Explore the information fair booths to learn about programs and services available to newcomers.

Exhibitors

City of Toronto services:

  • 311 Toronto
  • Access to Housing
  • Arts and Culture Services
  • Children’s Services
  • City Clerk’s Office
  • Human Services Integration
  • Live Green Toronto
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Municipal Licensing & Standards
  • Ombudsman Toronto
  • Parks, Forestry & Recreation
  • Toronto History Museums
  • Tourist Information Centre
  • Toronto Employment & Social Services
  • Toronto Crime Stoppers
  • Toronto Fire Services
  • Toronto Paramedic Services
  • Toronto Police Services
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Toronto Shelter & Support Services
  • Toronto Small Business Enterprise Centre
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Toronto Water
  • Solid Waste Management Services

Community agencies and organizations:

Join in the fun with live music, guided tours, interactive activities and more.

Drop-in Activities

Musical Performances on the Stage

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy live performances by Toronto-based artists.

Spin the Wheel: Learn about your Local Government

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spin the wheel to learn facts about your local government.

Play Mobile

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Try a variety of sports at the Play Mobile. Children, youth, families and adults are encouraged to participate.

Registered Activities (Sold Out)

If already registered, meet at the Registration Table on Nathan Phillips Square at your appointed time.

City Hall Tours

Start times: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Join a 30-minute guided tour of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.

Music from Hope: Creating Connection

Start times: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Reflect on your culture through music to express yourself, network with your peers and find sanctuary, resilience and strength.

HistoricTO Neighbourhood Guided Tours

Start times: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Join a 30-minute walking tour of the neighbourhood surrounding City Hall.

New Constellation

Start times: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Join other participants to create a collaborative art installation reminiscent of constellations.

Indigenous Painting Workshop

Join to learn about Indigenous land-based knowledge, while painting mini canvases of local Indigenous plants

  • Learn about programs and services for newcomers in the Information Fair
  • Shop for unique items in the Newcomer Marketplace
  • Sample an array of dishes in the Newcomer Food Fair
  • Feast from a variety of food trucks
  • Enjoy free Tim Hortons beverages

Location

Nathan Phillips Square 
100 Queen St. W.

Parking

Parking is available nearby and under the square. Find Green P parking lots available during Toronto Newcomer Day.

TTC

Visit TTC.ca to plan your trip to Toronto Newcomer Day.

GO Transit

Travel by GO Train or GO Bus to Union Station, then walk or take TTC to Nathan Phillips Square. Take advantage of GO Weekday Group Passes. Kids aged 12 and under always ride for free.

UP Express

Travel between Pearson Airport and Union Station with UP Express, then transfer to the TTC to get to Nathan Phillips Square. Kids aged 12 and under ride for free.

Community Partners

Event Sponsors

Green Desjardin logo on a white background.
Colour Toronto Pearson logo on a white background.
Red Rogers Logo on a white background.
Black Metrolinx Logo on a white background
Red Tim Hortons logo on a white background.
Red New Canadians logo on a white backgroud.