777. August 20 and September 16 – Open Streets in Multicultural Toronto- 2017

Multicultural. Open Streets Toronto. Check out the website below for multicultural opportunities on Bloor and Yonge during our car-free pedestrian-only opportunity to enjoy our Cultural Corridor and downtown streets.

Look especially for the Activity Hub at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor “that will celebrate the multiculturalism of our province.” Take part in the back-to-back dance performances from 10am-2pm with mini lessons for the audience to participate in. Drop by on both August 20 & September 17th to join in the fun.

August 20th

10:30 – 11:00 Casa Cultural Peruana Inc

Peruvian Dances for all ages

11:30 – 12:00 Araz Dance and Music Ensemble

Azerbaijani Dance

12:30 – 1:00 Folklorico Filipino Canada

Filipino folk dances from the Rural Suite

1:00 – 1:30 Axe Capoeira Toronto

Brazilian Capoeira

1:30 – 2:00 Urara Minbu-kai (in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Toronto)

Bon Odori, Japanese folk dance

Look also on https://www.openstreetsto.org/ for:

–Connect with Strangers – On the Spot Language (August 20 & September 17)

–Portuguese and English language learning & Samba Dancing – Accent Brazil Language and Services (August 20 & September 17)

–Origami folding AND mini Japanese lesson/game – The Japan Foundation (August 20)

–Dance & live music from the Northern parts of Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia – Araz Dance and Music Ensemble (August 20 & September 17)

–Threading and Henna – Beauty Club (September 17)

–Salsa and Bachata Classes

See website for the September 16 schedule.

Enjoy walking and dancing on streets that are usually full of cars!!!!

Our featured image of the Azeri Dance Workshop is courtesy of Open Streets Toronto. Where is Azeri?  Azerbaijan?  Here’s your opportunity to look it up.  They are amazing dancers too.














  1. Hi,

    I am looking for any Bolivian festivals that might be coming up! I miss Bolivian food so much and cannot find anywhere that serves it! Do you know of anything?

  2. If you want to ask someone knowledgeable about Bolivian food in Toronto, go to Bolivian events on this blog https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com. Click on the three-parallel lines at the top right.
    Then click on the circular “magnifying glass” on the bottom left, and type in “Bolivia”. This should take you to a list of events in Toronto that mentions that country.

    While we do not mention every event like film festivals and flag raisings, these events can give you some idea of where to look for people who can tell you where to look for Bolivian food. For the raising of a particular national flag this year at Toronto City Hall, see: https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=a7a3bd5ae06cc510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD.

    In regard to Bolivia, this search should lead you to the August 12 flag raisings Toronto City Hall (sorry you missed it) and the upcoming September 24 raising of the Wiphalian flag (don’t miss it).

    At any of the Latin American events, you should be able to find Bolivians; for example, at the upcoming Hispanic Festival (September 1-4, http://www.hispanicfiesta.com/), there will be Bolivian performers on September 2. The last Pan-American Food Festival at Dundas Square on August 12 highlighted Bolivian food!

    At all these places, you can meet Bolivians who can tell you where to find Bolivian food in Toronto. Hopefully, some of them might invite you to a Bolivian home.

    Do subscribe to this Blog (above) so you can get updates on your favourite country. And please tell us so we can pass it on, where you have found some great Bolivian food.

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