Here are just a few of the free events this weekend reflective of our culturally-diverse city. Heritage backgrounds and origins include England, Ethiopia, Hispanic, Switzerland, Cuba, Philippines, Chile, Serbia, and Ukraine.
England. September 5. Labour Day. Morris dancers are usually in town but I haven’t been able to get information. They usually start at Queen’s Park at noon and end at about 3pm at Dufferin Grove Park. Free. If I get more information, I will post it below. Free.
Ethiopian New Year is going to be celebrated on September 3 at Christie Pits Park from 12 pm to 11pm. For information, tel. 416-694-1522. Free.
Hispanic Fiesta. Mel Lastman Square. September 2-5. Friday 7pm-10pm; Saturday: 3pm-10pm; Sunday: 3pm-10pm; Monday 3pm-10pm. “A celebration of Spanish and Latin-American arts, food, music and entertainment, featuring local and international Hispanic performers from over 20 different Spanish-speaking countries.” Free. Info: 416-240-9338 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: hispanicfiesta.com
Jewish. Ashkenaz. Harbourfront. September 3-5. See our separate Blog https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com/2016/08/06/680-ashkenaz-festival-warning-august-30-sept-5-2016/.
Multicultural. CNE. Sept. 2-5. Don’t forget the Swiss Acrobats, the Niños de Cuba, the Folklorico Filipino and the Grupo Chile at the International Pavilion. http://theex.com/main/entertainment/international-performers/. Included with entry fee to Canadian National Exhibition.
Multicultural. Toronto Buskerfest. September 2-5. Woodbine Park. By voluntary donation to Epilepsy. http://torontobuskerfest.com/ .
Serbian Food Festival. September 3-4. All Serbian Saints Orthodox Church, 2520 Dixie Rd., Mississauga. Free. Contact: email@example.com
Ukrainian Heritage Day. September 7. 6-9pm. St Vladimir Institute, 620 Spading Avenue. Great and generous food portions and exhibits. Mostly in the English language. Thanks to Steve Andrusiak for his help in getting this information to us. Free?