Toronto Newcomer Day celebrates new Torontonians and their contributions to the city

Patrick D Costa

The City of Toronto’s eighth annual Toronto Newcomer Day, held today at Nathan Phillips Square, 311 the City’s tradition of welcoming newcomers to Toronto, celebrating their contributions to the city, and providing information about City and community services. At the event, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão (Davenport) brought greetings on behalf of City Council while also proclaiming Newcomer Day in Toronto.

The event kicked off with the Welcome Gesture, led by Dreamwalker Dance Company, which brings together people of diverse languages and cultures to exchange gestures of warm welcome. The program included performances from All Nations Jr. Drum Team, Borelson and the Little Pear Garden Dance Company. The Newcomer Arts Awards were presented by community and City representatives.

Attendees found a range of the exhibitors offering information about the programs and services they provide (i.e. accessibility supports, arts and culture, children and youth, employment support, and shelter and housing).

Toronto Public Health held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic offering first, second, third, fourth and paediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Today’s clinic is part of Team Toronto’s continuing efforts to bring COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to places residents live, work and play – including Toronto Newcomer Day and other major events in the city.

Toronto Newcomer Day was sponsored by Desjardins Financial Group, chatr (Rogers Communication), Tim Hortons, Metrolinx, Star Metroland Media, New Canadians TV and Paragon Testing Enterprises.

More information is available on the Toronto Newcomer Day webpage.

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