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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

691. Canada Day Weekend and onward – 2016

A lot is happening in Toronto this holiday weekend in the free or nearly-free multicultural department. Beaches International Jazz Festival starts July 2 and

690.  A Viking Ship and Spanish Galleon Visit Toronto – July 1-3,  2016

Reproductions of a Spanish Galleon and a Viking ship are among the attractions at this weekend’s Waterfront Festival. You can see them from the

689. Searching for Multicultural Ireland in Ireland – 2016

I just returned from a delightful couple of weeks looking for different cultures in Ireland. While English dominated,  we found that the Gaelic or

688. Author’s Reads from His Book Set in Ukraine – June 21, 2016

Investigative journalist Victor Malarek reads from his book Orphanage 41. This mystery novel starts out in an orphanage in Ukraine. Profits  from the sale

687. Dragon Boat Race Festival – June 18-19, 2016.

This event can be boring for spectators unless you have friends who are racing. I go to see how many boats have multiracial crews

686. CHIN Picnic – June 17-19, 2016

The CHIN Picnic used to be on the CNE grounds.  Its main stage this year is on College Street and Markham St. in Little

685. Philippines Independence Day – June 11, 2016 and Other Events

For this and some of the other events in the Filipino community, see:  https://www.facebook.com/PIDCTORONTO/ ; for example, the free Mabuhay Philippines Festival is on

684. Toronto Street Festivals  – June 11, 18, 25-26, 2016

I love walking on streets usually dominated by cars and trucks. It’s even better when there are lots of things to see, do and

683. AfroFest Launch – June 16, 2016

Here’s an opportunity to meet some of the performers up close. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. 6pm, June 16. Amadou Kienou dancer (Burkina

682. San Lorenzo Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun – June 18 & 19, 2016

This annual South American festival is raising funds this year to help Ecuadorian earthquake victims. Lots of Latin vendors. Last year it had exotic