List of Asian events in Toronto

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Toronto is recognized as one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world. The population of Asian descent is over 1 million in the GTA, roughly 20% of the total population. According to Statistics Canada, white population will be the minority in the GTA by year 2031.[1][2] With this many Asians living in the GTA,[3] there are numerous cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

Events Community Dates Location
Lunar New Year Festival Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean Januaryor February varies
Dragon Ball Chinese January or February Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Asian Alliance Culture Show South Asian March Varies
Haru Matsuri (Japanese Spring Festival) Japanese March Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (Toronto) Gala Korean March Varies
Sinhalese New Year Festival "Celebration of Sri Lankan Solidarity" Sri Lankan April Varies
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Gala Chinese May Varies
Carlos Bulosan Theatre's Tales from the Flipside Festival Multicultural (mostly Filipino) May Toronto
Beauties of Asia Pageant Multicultural (mostly Chinese) May or June Varies
Asian Community Games Multicultural (mostly Chinese) June York University Campus
Taste of Asia Multicultural (mostly Chinese) June Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue
Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival Multicultural Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre June Toronto Centre Island
Dano Festival Korean June Christie Pits
Festival of India (Ratha-Yatra) Indian July Centre Island
Taste of Thailand Festival Thai July Nathan Phillips Square
Mississauga Chinese Arts Festival Chinese July or August Mississauga Living Arts Centre
Festival of South Asia (Little India Street Festival) Southasian July or August Gerrard Street East
Toronto Chinatown Festival Chinese August Chinatown
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Golf Tournament Chinese August Varies
Miss India Canada Pageant South Asian August Double Tree by Hilton
Hangawi Festival Korean September Mel Lastman Square
Diwali Fiesta Southasian October Pearson Convention Centre
Mississauga Board of Chinese Professionals and Businesses Chinese October Varies
Diwali-Mela South Asian November Gerrard Indian Bazaar
Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant Chinese November Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Road to Asia Festival Multicultural November Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visible minority' will mean 'white' by 2031, TheStar.com, 03.10.2010
  2. ^ Projections of the diversity of the Canadian population, Statistics Canada, 03.09.2010
  3. ^ Ethnic population distribution in Ontario, fisherbill.com


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