334. Dec. 8-9 Free or Nearly-free Multicultural Toronto Events

Poinsettias at Allan Gardens. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

The French Book Fair, the Christmas flower shows (candlelight on Dec. 8 at Allan Gardens), and Lowe’s Christmas Market continue. Performing at the latter will be Scottish Country Dancers, the St John’s York Mills Handbell Choir,and the Akran Ukrainian Dance Company. You can also enjoy La Chorale Francophone de la region de York, the Toronto Swedish Folk Dancers, and the Lechowia Polish Canadian Dance Company. On Saturday, Mill Street at the Market will be donating one dollar to the Daily Bread Food Bank for everyone singing carols there at 5pm.

Christmas/holiday bazaars and concerts will be all over the city. I suspect the Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar at the Ground Level Cafe on Saturday will have hand-made goods from abroad. On Saturday evening, the Young Nak Orchestra Christmas Concert will be at the Hope United Church (Korean), or you can join Contra Dancing at St Barnabas Anglican Church Hall.

On Sunday, the African Craft Sale & Drum and Song Circle will be at the New Bilan Restaurant, a fund raiser for a school in Gambia. The Christmas Flower Show at Centennial Park opens with free horse and carriage rides, hot cider and cookies.

Details like links, addresses, times, prices and schedules are or will be in our www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com . Please let us know if we’ve missed any free or nearly-free events. Our email is: ruthlormalloy@gmail.com .

We will try to add other events as soon as you inform us about them. We are anxious to hear your reaction to these events. And do let me know of mistakes or if you disagree with my choices. Keep visiting: www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com


    1. Thanks for the encouragement Frederica. Do you have any interesting pictures of Multicultural Paris we can use?

  1. I always look forward to your emails with news of interesting events.
    Thank you for your efforts and a job well done.

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