May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their diverse and vital contributions to our nation and culture. Come be a part of Asia in all its beauty and diversity!
MON APR 24, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lisa See reads from her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, a powerful story about a family separated by the vicissitudes of history. Free tickets are available starting April 3 at 9 am.
TUE MAY 2, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Meet Author Joy Kogawa
One of Canada's most cherished literary treasures, Joy Kogawa reads from her much-anticipated book Gently to Nagasaki which reveals a shocking family secret.
WED MAY 10, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Celebration 15: Voices of Chinese Canadian Women
Join us for the launch of Celebration 15: Voices of Chinese Canadian Women, a project that acknowledges the significant contributions of Chinese Canadian women since Confederation.
THU MAY 11, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A Culinary Journey through Chinatown
Professor and Chef Leo Chan on the history of Chinese restaurants in Toronto from the past 100 years with food demonstrations from different regions of China.
Adult and Teen Programs
Asian Heritage Month presents Asian-Canadian writers and artists who have enriched Canadian arts and culture and have been recognized on an international level. Discover the diversity of Asian culture right in your community with author talks, dance and culinary events.
Kids and Families Programs
Enjoy author visits, storytelling, music, arts and crafts, puppet shows and other fun activities for the whole family.
Discover the rich diaspora of food from all over Asia. Bring your appetite and sample delicacies from Japan, China and India.
Arts & Crafts
Recommended reading for adults, teens and children in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.