Join us at Toronto Newcomer Day!

May 13, 2019

 The City of Toronto is hosting the 5th annual Toronto Newcomer Day!


Photos of The Welcome Project participants and ambassadors by Aria Evans


Thursday, May 16
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

As part of the celebrations Dreamwalker Dance Company is offering The Welcome Gesture, a grand scale Public Action.

This gesture is part of The Welcome Project, a movement based community initiative engaging hundreds of participants in interactions and practices that embody Canadian values including: celebration of diversity, mutual respect, and freedom of self-expression.

All are invited to participate in The Welcome Gesture at 12:15 p.m. to mark the opening of the formal stage program.   Welcome Project Ambassadors will be at Nathan Phillips Square on May 16th to provide additional information about the activity.

Participation in The Welcome Gesture is easy! Simply show up by 12:15 p.m. and then follow along!  For detailed information please view the videos below.


Learn more about The Welcome Project and The Welcome Gesture prior to Toronto Newcomer Day

The Welcome Project - An Introduction


The Welcome Project - Preparing for May 16th


The Welcome Project is generously supported by
Canada Council for the Arts
Toronto Arts Council
City of Toronto
Working Women Community Centre
St. Stephen's Community House

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