One event on August 18, 2019 at 11:00 am
Summer is around the corner which means it is the time for The Annual Toronto Chinatown Festival! Toronto Chinatown Festival started in 2000 and it has been growing ever since to ensure the celebration surpasses the previous success. In 2018, the Toronto Chinatown Festival attracted approximately 250,000 visitors during this 2-day event. This year, the theme is “12 Chinese Zodiac”. The Chinese Zodiac is an animal that assigned to each year in a 12-year cycle, from Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. In Chinese Astrology, people believed each zodiac represents a specific personal character and different compatibility between each zodiac, just like the Western Horoscope. A few highlights of the 2019 Toronto Chinatown Festival will be various cultural performances on two stages with about 80 vendors to showcase Asian culture and communal diversity in Canada while improving local tourism and economy. There will be also interactive activities for visitors to learn more about Toronto Chinatown and Chinese culture, such as a Free Chinatown Walking Tour by Professor Leo Chan to explore the history of Chinatown.