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Welcome to TorontoMulticulturalCalendar.com/blog, the tell-all blog about Toronto’s free or almost free festivals and events that express this city’s cultural diversity. Here you can learn

675. Diversity Fest – June 5, 2016

Don’t know much about this festival but it looks interesting. 1-10pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square.  South Asian, Chinese, Filipino and Arab arts and culture. See:http://bit.ly/1sjnPFB

674. The Community Day of Quilting for Refugees – June 5, 2016

Ruth writes: What a wonderful idea! And how great it is to hear that traditional handicrafts and quilting bees are still alive in Toronto.

673. June Pride Month Kick-Off BBQ – May 31, 2016

Canada’s first-ever Pride Month begins June 1, culminating with the 10-day Pride Toronto festival, June 24 – July 3. Our Pride community includes people

672. Muhtadi International Drumming Festival –  June 4 & 5, 2016

The beat of a drum, the rumble of many drums – has become more prevalent, more loved in Toronto in recent years. Toronto’s wonderful

671. Japanese Paper Place Open House  June 1, 2016.

Yes, paper can be fascinating. Japanese culture has developed thousands of different kinds. To glimpse a few, go to the Open House at the

670. South Asian Music – May 28, 2016

Yonge-Dundas Square. For more information, see: www.desifest.ca

669. Two Free Tickets to June 11 Armenian Dancers Multicultural Show –  2016

The show is June 11. Two free tickets to this show will go to the first person who emails me a request at ruthlormalloy@gmail.com,

668. Hakka Conference May 28,  July 1-3, July 8 & 9, 2016

Who are the Hakka people?  Why is Toronto hosting a Hakka conference? Why should you bother reading this blog? I first heard of the

667. Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging – May 29, 2016

The Sogetsu Ikebana Toronto East Branch will be holding the 46th Annual Sogetsu Ikebana Show at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The show will

665. Carassauga – May 27-29; Carabram – July 8-10, 2016

I like going to both of these immense festivals because of their wide variety of cultures. I usually talk with participants about their unique