Save the Date - Second Annual Toronto Newcomer Day on May 24!

May 6, 2016 | Elsa

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I still recall how much fun everyone had at the first annual Toronto Newcomer Day on May 29, 2015. It was a day celebrating newcomers’ contributions to the City of Toronto and Mayor John Tory’s Proclamation of Newcomer Day. Over 2,000 Torontonians and Newcomers came out and took part in different activities throughout the day: meeting with municipal, provincial and federal officials, enjoying some energetic cultural performances, sharing their thoughts at Speaker’s Corner, attending a short talk by award-winning Canadian author Teresa Toten, connecting with Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Toronto Seed Library in the Diversity Garden, and conducting self-guided City Hall tours. A huge information fair also took place. It was a memorable day with something for everyone.


For this year's Toronto Newcomer Day, it is even more exciting! It will take place at Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Be sure to mark that on your calendar. It is expected that 3,000 - 5,000 Torontonians and Newcomers will come out! Toronto Public Library is pleased to be a part of it again.

Newcomer Day 2016 Poster

The second annual Toronto Newcomer Day is sure to be a fun and family-friendly, free event! This year, Mayor Tory and special guest Senator Ratna Omidvar will celebrate the big day with everyone! For more details about the day, check out:

Toronto Newcomer Day Activities

Did you know that there is a library branch inside City Hall? On Newcomer Day, be sure to stop by City Hall Branch to register for a library card if you do not have one yet.

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LSP Logo

Toronto Public Library also offers a variety of resources for newcomers. The Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) is offered at several library branches where a settlement worker can help newcomers with their settlement needs. This is a program funded by Immigration, Refugees,and Citizenship Canada

Don’t miss out on Toronto Newcomer Day!