Toronto Comicon is a annual comic book convention held in March at the Toronto Convention Centre. the event is financed by Hobbystar, who also runs Fan Expo Canada, another annual multi-genre fan convention. The Comicon convention has become an annual tradition for comic book collectors or enthusiasts alike, and has been growing since its inception in 2001. In the spring of 2007, The Toronto Comicon expanded to a multi-day event, and in
Being one of North Americas oldest cities, Toronto is steeped in both old European, and modern traditions alike. A diverse culture that truly enjoys its unique multicultural heritage, as witnessed by its wide array of annual celebrations. Everything from generational traditions like, the Santa Parade to the flash mob origins of The Toronto Pillow Fight. Toronto has an event or festival that will interest even the most jaded worldly traveler.
Combine that with our world class sports facilities, theaters, and restaurants with cuisine from around the world. There is always something new to do or experience, in one of Canada's biggest cities, and we plan to keep you informed. So be sure to check this page for updates.
The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade has a long and storied past. As I was researching its origin in our city, I was able to find very little information as too its actual beginning. I was however, able o find references to a incident that happened at the parade dating back to 1858. The modern day version of the event has been a family tradition since 1987, and is organized by The St. Patrick's Parade Society of Toronto. The Society is run by Committee and is a
The Canadian National Exhibition, or as Torontonians like to call it, The E.X is an annual event that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The Canadian National Exhibition is Canada’s largest annual fair, and the fifth largest in North America. As with most fairs its history was to promote agriculture and showcase Canadian talent in a variety of fields. The fairs roots can be traced back to
The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is one of Toronto's oldest events and was first held on December 2, 1905 with only a single float. The float was financed by the department store chain Eaton's, who was once one of Canada's largest retailer. Eaton's association with the parade ended in 1982, and led to the parade being taken over by a group of Businessmen led by George Cohon. With the help of
The Toronto Pillow Fight is our contribution to the International Pillow Fight Day celebration, and is held on the first weekend of April. The modern incarnation of this pastime was adopted by the flash mob culture, and by 2008 over 25 cities around the world participated in the first ever "international flash mob" Large pillow fights have been organized before, usually in an effort to break the Guinness World Record.
Toronto Pride Week is a ten-day event held during the end of June each year, and was born out of the mass protests that were in response to the infamous " 1981 Bathhouse Raids" The raids took place in February, and with a reported three hundred plus arrests, it was the largest mass arrest in Canada at that time. The arrests triggered mass public protests that lasted over a year , and eventually led to
The Toronto No Pants Subway Ride, is an annual global event started by Improv Everywhere, in New York, 2002 as a prank. The fifth annual No Pants ride resulted in eight people being arrested. Fortunately for the participants, it's completely legal to wear your underwear in public in New York City. The publicity generated by that event has snowballed into the event that we know today. The date for the event is
Toronto's 420 celebration is a good example of the many diverse, and truly interesting festivals, and events that the city has to offer. From the city's annual Dike March, to the more commercialized Buskerfest, Toronto has the festival or event that celebrates and includes all its inhabitants lifestyles. Our cities relaxed attitude and easy going metropolitan lifestyle, make it easy to celebrate the many different subcultures that call Toronto home.
Toronto is home to a large and diverse group of business associations, that are an active part of the community. The cities business community is as multicultural as its residents, with community events like the International Dragon Boat Race Festival. Or more local events like the annual Wheels on the Danforth, presented by Crossroads of the Danforth BIA. Toronto's events are as varied as the community that hosts them, and
Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten
Unfortunately, there are times when a event or celebration has run its course. Or the loss of a Toronto Landmark, For those events and Landmarks we have the Gone But Not Forgotten section. One final look at those celebrations or locations, one last chance to document them before they are gone.
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RIP Toronto Zombie Walk started in October 2003 and ended on 29th day of August 2015 , it had the distinction of being the first official "Zombie Walk" prior to that the Zombie events were referred to as " Zombie Parade" The first Zombie Walk was organized Thea Munster, a local horror movie fan, and had only several participants. The Toronto walk seemed to kick off several other Canadian Zombie Parades or variants around the country. The Zombie Walk has since