Celebrating the Year of the Monkey with Chinese New Year festivals across Toronto


Published:

On Feb. 8, Torontonians will come together to celebrate Chinese New Year. This year is officially the Year of the Monkey, and although one might suspect celebrations to be limited to Chinatown along Spadina Avenue, we’ve got you covered for all of the GTA’s many Chinese cultural areas.

Beyond the city limits, and into the neighbourhoods spread out across the GTA, is where some of the most enjoyable Chinese New Year celebrations can be found.

The community in Agincourt is one. Nearby, in Market Village, at 4394 Steeles Ave., the celebrations, running Feb. 5 to 7, include traditional Chinese drumming, dance and martial arts performances as well as the lion dance. 

There is also a massive Chinese community in Markham north of Steeles, near Kennedy Road, with a thriving Chinatown district along the Highway 7 corridor in Richmond Hill.

In Markham, Chinese New Year celebrations begin on Jan. 30 and culminate in a massive lion dance performance at Pacific Mall on Feb. 13. There is also a Lunar Festival Celebration slated for the Markham Pan Am Centre on Feb. 5 to 7.

For those looking to stay in the core, there is a massive celebration slated for the Spadina Avenue area in Chinatown proper. 

There is also a full slate of activities at Harbourfront Centre to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 20 and 21 including an Asian arts and culture showcase and a lot of monkey business. Ahem.

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Five new Toronto comics ready for their breakout year in 2018

Five new Toronto comics ready for their breakout year in 2018

Mark Breslin shares his picks for the next big things in comedy.
Posted 3 days ago
Putting it bluntly: We chatted to a real estate broker who smokes pot daily

Putting it bluntly: We chatted to a real estate broker who smokes pot daily

'Michael' agreed to meet with me, smoke a joint and talk about what the coming of legalization might mean to him.
Posted 4 days ago
4 top financial planners on big money mistakes, RRSPs and the best investment they ever made

4 top financial planners on big money mistakes, RRSPs and the best investment they ever made

With RRSP-contribution season is in full swing, Torontonians are looking for financial advice.
Posted 4 days ago
Daily Planet: Whatever happened to hand-me-downs?

Daily Planet: Whatever happened to hand-me-downs?

How did “throw away,” “disposable” and “planned obsolescence” become part of product design and marketing?
Posted 5 days ago
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module