757. May 18-22 Events in Affordable Multicultural Toronto – 2017

I expect to be on medical leave for the next couple of weeks. So here is what I have so far for May 18-22. In the meantime, you might only be seeing posters. I hope you continue to follow our choice of events in affordable multicultural Toronto.  Ruth.

England. Canada. Victoria Day. May 22. Official holiday marking the birthdays of Queen Victoria (born May 24, 1819) and Queen Elizabeth II, the current sovereign of Canada (who was actually born on April 21, 1926). The holiday is on a Monday on or before May 24. This date signals the beginning of summer after which there is probably no danger of frost. Many Torontonians take advantage of the three-day weekend to visits “cottage country.” Offices, banks, schools, and stores are closed. Fireworks.

Coronation portrait of Queen Victoria by George Hayter 1838 from Wikipedia.


Multicultural. Canada. Opening Reception.Destination Canada exhibition. May 23. 5:30-7pm. Passages Canada volunteer speakers will serve as “Roaming Storytellers” about Newcomers during the event.TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. The exhibition will continue from May 20 to July 3, 2017. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/exhibits/destination-canada.js .  For more information about the exhibit, please visit:www.tpl.ca/tdgallery .

Muslim. Women. Ramadan Festival. May 21. 12-8pm. Free admission to this market with a donation to Syrian Refugee fund. Family event. Swagat Banquet Hall, 6991 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga. http://muslimwomenpreneurs.ca. I like to go to this event to support other women and it’s fun talking with these budding entrepreneurs (if you get there before the crowds) and other attenders. 

Syria. Book Club. A Disappearance in Damascus by award-winning author Deborah Campbell. May 18. 6-8pm. $5. Toronto Public Library – Fairview Branch / Room 2, 35 Fairview Mall Drive . https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/book-club-a-disappearance-in-damascus-tickets-33478093880

Toronto. 19th Century. Street Art done with chalk by a group of artists organized by Mackenzie House will show up throughout the downtown core from May 23 to September 1. When you see them,you will know it’s about Toronto’s history. Mackenzie was Toronto’s first mayor. Clues will be on Mackenzie House social media streams. http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=8ccf1d18ed7a0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Painting of William Lyon Mackenzie from Mackenzie House

Featured image of Travel to Canada poster from: www.tpl.ca/tdgallery




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