Toronto hosts its annual Newcomer Day

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:33:44 +0000

The annual Toronto Newcomer Day is back for its ninth year! First proclaimed in 2015, the event welcomes newcomers to Toronto, and connects them to exhibitors who offer a wide range of services, including arts and culture awareness and education, children and youth services, employment counselling and training, accessibility supports, and housing.

In addition to the information fair, the event features a number of activities including a formal stage program, a citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians, a newcomer marketplace, entertaining performances, activities for children, food trucks, walking tours, prizes and giveaways!

When: Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto.

“Toronto Newcomer Day is a powerful community-building opportunity that brings together newcomers, and their families to promote Toronto as a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming city,” says Devika Deonarine who is a communications advisor with the City.

“Our diversity is what makes Toronto strong. Toronto is a city built through the contributions of countless immigrants, throughout our history and those who arrived recently. Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, with recent census data indicating that close to 50 per cent of the city’s residents were born outside of Canada,” she says.

You can find more information about the event on the City of Toronto website.

Canadian Immigrant is a publication of event sponsor Metroland Media.

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