This is another one of my favourite annual Toronto festivals because the city blossoms out in many colours and we non-Sikhs have an opportunity to find out about Sikh culture and our Sikh neighbours. Just come prepared to ask a lot of questions. Okay, I admit it. It’s a chance to enjoy wonderful Sikh hospitality too. The food is great. It’s abundant and it’s free. Just be prepared for long queues so try to get to City Hall before the parade arrives there. Tens of thousands of hungry people will be there too. 9am-5pm. Exhibition Place and Nathan Phillips Square. For details: http://www.osgc.ca/#!nagar-keertan-2016/yfnui.
The following week there’s usually a parade in Mississauga too. This one has started in the past at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Temple, 7280 Airport Road. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get information about it yet and I’ll be out of town for a couple weeks so won’t be able to follow up on this. Do ask the temple about it.