By Danielle Marinho
The 4th annual Brazilian Day Canada was held on September 3rd, 2012 (Labor Day), at Yonge-Dundas Square, Downtown Toronto. The free of cost event hosted Brazilian traditional music, dance, food and more. The producers in charge of the festivity were Brasil News and Globo Television.
DJ Tiko´s Groove kicked off the party around 3pm, followed by Brazilian singers Jorge & Mateus and Thiago Correa. Also, Serginho Groisman, reputable TV host, was in action in the festival. The event also included Brazilian’s best culinary such as: brigadeiro, churros, coxinha de galinha, guarana, and caldo de cana. On the Canadian side, there was a small peek at the Pan/Parapan Am Games Toronto 2015 with information on the upcoming games and small games for participants.
In 2009, Toronto was selected to be the host city of Brazilian Day Canada for the first time ever, due to its vibrant multicultural population and the growing Brazilian, Hispanic and Portuguese communities. Last year more than 70 000 people gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square transforming the heart of Toronto into colors of Brazil, green and yellow. This year around 40 000 people cruised by the Dundas Square. This mega-event promises to become a major event within the city of Toronto.