News Release
June 27, 2019

The City of Toronto is presenting two events to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. The first event is taking place this evening at North York’s Gibson House museum. A bigger celebration will be held at Mel Lastman Square on Sunday, June 30.

Sunday’s Multicultural Day event, presented by the City with support provided by the Government of Canada, will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square. This celebration will feature entertainment by the Okavango African Orchestra, Nastia Y & DoVira, DJ Korea Town Acid, Capoeira Roda by Uma Nota, and more.

The family-friendly activities at Gibson House museum tonight marking Canadian Multicultural Day will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors can experience food tastings from different cultures, try games and toys from around the world, take part in arts and craft activities and watch dance performances. An interactive collaboration called Mapping Memories highlights Willowdale’s history through significant locations and events past and present.

More information about Canadian Multicultural Day celebrations is available at


“I encourage residents and visitors to celebrate our city’s rich diversity by attending the Multiculturalism Day events scheduled for tonight and Sunday.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and commitment to equality, and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities that make up Canada.”
– Councillor John Filion (Ward 18 Willowdale)

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Michele Simpson
Economic Development and Culture