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June 27, 2024
Starting at 6pm

Join us for Jamii's 6th Annual Multiculturalism Day Celebrations to celebrate mix cultures of our neighbourhood on Thursday, June 27th, in David Crombie Park, at the corner of The Esplanade and Princess St, from 6 pm to 8 pm. 


Join us for a grand community potluck organized by Jamii and our community partners! Bring your favorite dish to share, or if you prefer, bring your own picnic fare. We invite everyone to contribute to the communal feast and experience the diverse flavors of our community. This marks the inaugural event of what we hope will become an annual tradition, 'The Esplanade Cultural Potluck,' and we can't wait to taste the variety of dishes you bring! 


Complementing our picnic, enjoy live music by Kuné, Canada's global orchestra, celebrating our cultural diversity with eleven musicians representing various corners of the world. 


In addition to the food and music, you'll have the opportunity to explore our market featuring local artisans. We'll also have face painter Linda Epp and henna artist Noshin Hussain to delight every member of the family. 


The St. Lawrence Market will be providing barbecue food, the St. Lawrence Daycare Co-Op will offer crafts for the young ones, St Lawrence Community Recreation Centre will offer family games, Market Lane Public School students will have a surprise performance, and Canadian Stage will have tickets to their shows available for you to win. 


This promises to be a beautiful event not to be missed, and as always, admission is free.

WHEN | Thursday, June 27th, from 6 pm to 8 pm 

WHERE | David Crombie park, at the corner of The Esplanade and Princess St.


With the generous support of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Toronto Main Street Innovation Fund, FedDev Ontario, and Rama Gaming House. 

FAQ about the Community Potluck

What kind of food do I bring to the potluck? 

You can bring any food you'd like! You can bring homecooked food or get something from your favourite local stores. We recommend you bring a dish that has significance to you or you enjoy. Think of this community potluck as a dinner party in the park.  

If you bring a dish, please include an ingredient list and highlight common allergens. We will have display cards onsite for you to fill out.  


I have food allergies or am concerned about the dish ingredients.  

Potluck dishes will have ingredient list filled out by the people who brought them. You can participate in this picnic according to your comfort level. If you have severe food allergies or any concerns, we recommend you bring your own picnic or just enjoy the festivities! 


How do I plan for serving wares, containers, plates and cutlery?  

Potluck: If you bring reusable containers and serving utensils for your potluck dish, please make sure to pick it up at the end of the event. We are not responsible for lost containers or utensils. Jamii will have some disposable serving spoons and tongs onsite.  


Picnic: For your group, we recommend bring your own reusable plates and cutlery, to be kinder to our environment. But we understand not everyone can do that, and we will have some disposable plates and cutlery onsite.  

General Cleanliness: All of us share the park and have the responsibility to keep it clean and safe. Please be mindful and remove all your trash after your picnic.  

I don't have time to bring food to the potluck, can I still join this event? 

Yes! Join us and enjoy live music, artisan marketplace, games and the festivities. Thanks to St Lawrence Market, we have a BBQ station serving kebabs to the community.  


I would like to bring my own food for my group only, is it okay? 

Absolutely! You can bring your own picnic and enjoy the live music and festivities in the park.  


What happens if it rains?  

If it rains heavily, we will move indoors to The Jamii Hub. Look out to our online announcements on social media, local signage or instructions from event staff if that happens.  

Artist Line-up:
Live Music by Kune
Face Painting by Linda Epp
Henna by Noshin Hussain

Photos by Abel Tesfaldet, Murphy Owusu, Laura Dittman

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