2023 May 25
Today, the City of Toronto hosted its ninth annual Toronto Newcomer Day on Nathan Phillips Square. The event welcomed newcomers to Toronto and celebrated their important contributions to the city.
Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park) proclaimed May 25 Newcomer Day and Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee addressed attendees on behalf of Toronto City Council.
The program included performances by Indigenous artist Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, with shawl dancer Nichole, the Raging Asian Womxn (RAW) drumming group and Brazilian-Canadian singer-songwriter JER.
A range of more than 80 exhibitors that offer aid and assistance to newcomers to Canada and Toronto were present, including those that specialize in accessibility supports, arts and cultural awareness and education, children and youth services, employment counselling and training and support services for shelter and housing. A citizenship ceremony for 40 new Canadians also took place.
The City is proud to deliver Toronto Newcomer Day with partners Desjardins Financial Group, Metrolinx, New Canadians TV, Rogers Communications, Star Metroland Media and Tim Hortons.
More information about Newcomer Day is available on the City’s website.