Monday, June 6, 2011

Thanks to all my readers and your emails plus Spring Events

The past couple of months, I have been receiving on an average about 10 emails daily from all around the world, of people immigrating or thinking about immigrating to Canada. Keeping up with the emails and replying to each and every one of them has been a learning experience for me as well, trying to get the right  information out and answering questions as honestly as possible.

Spring has officially started and you see kids and adults of all ages out trying to enjoy the sun while it lasts.

There are TONS of events going on in and around the GTA. Yesterday we drove through Streetsville in Mississauga where the 'Bread and Honey' festival was going on. In Mississauga, the Carasauga festival is also going on (June 3, 4 and 5th), with 160 nationalites taking part in the cultural and food events organized for the public to enjoy. The carnival atmosphere and wonderful weather gets people out in droves to enjoy the experience. is the website to check for next years dates and events.

Other events coming up are:

Canada Day

Canada Day Events in Toronto, Ontario. Of course you have to wear something red and white to celebrate the 144th Canada day!

  • Canada Day Concert and Fireworks
    Held at Mel Lastman Square, with a live musical concert starting at 8pm and spectacular fireworks for a fun Canada Day family party. Also check out Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square for another good fireworks display.

  • World’s Fare: Celebration of Food and Culture
    Venue: York Quay Centre.
    Enjoy global food and culture from five continents and an Eastern European experience!


Beaches International Jazz Festival
The Beaches Jazz Festival has been running for many years, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy a nice evening by Lake Ontario. Some of the finest jazz musicians in the world gather here. A great mix of other types of music can he heard during the Beaches Jazz Festival, including jazz, blues, world beat, Cuban, Latin music and dance. This jazz fest is one of the largest of its kind in Canada and should not be missed if you are in Toronto. Almost one million people will be entertained this year, and you could be one of them.

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Toronto's largest annual fair with a great concert lineup and big ticket performers and bands. Tons of amusement rides, Ferris wheels, roller coasters and candy cotton , the CNE (known simply as the 'Ex" to Torontonians) is an annual tradition for locals and tourists alike.
Tip: Combine your trip to the CNE fair with a visit to Ontario Place, which is located directly beside the CNE fairgrounds. Ontario Place is open all summer and has indoor and outdoor activities geared towards kids. Get wet with a wild water coaster, bumperboats, or stay dry and check out indoor exhibitions and events. Also, keep an eye to the sky for the Canadian International Air Show on Sept 4,5,6.
The Canadian National Exhibition is located near the heart of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario.
  • Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Please check the website for dates of events.


Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival

North America's largest Ukrainian street party is held every summer in Toronto's Bloor West Village. Enjoy fabulous Ukrainian food, traditional music, dance and crafts. A parade makes its way through the streets with colourful floats, marching bands and costumes. The festival showcases Ukrainian culture and shows how it has become part of the fabric that is Toronto.
The Bloor Street West Ukrainian Festival takes place right on (you guessed it!) Bloor Street West, between Jane and Runnymede. If you're taking the TTC, travel to either Jane or Runnymede subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line.

Events planned by the TSE ( Toronto Special Events :is a full-service Section of the City of Toronto's Economic Development & Culture division.)


Toronto welcomes the International Indian Film Academy with a celebration of South Asian music, dance and fashion.
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Canada Day

Live musical performances and fireworks at Mel Lastman Square
Friday, July 1, 2011


Prix Fixe restaurant promotion
July 8-24, 2011

Fresh Wednesdays

Live music and fresh food at Nathan Phillips Square
July 13 - August 31, 2011

Tasty Thursdays

Live music and food hot off the grill at Nathan Phillips Square
July 14 - September 1, 2011

Sunday Serenades

Dance to live music at Mel Lastman Square
July 10 - August 21, 2011

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Toronto's free all-night contemporary art event
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cavalcade of Lights

First Lighting Celebration at Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just do a google search for any of the above and you will find more details.  Have a great Spring everyone!!

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