Multi-Year Commitment to Canada's Biggest Latino themed dance, music and culture festival includes the "TD Salsa on St. Clair" free weekend event
TORONTO, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ -- July in Toronto will be HOT-HOT-HOT this summer with a bigger and better Salsa in Toronto Festival running from June 30 to July 17. Long-time supporter TD Bank Group (TD) has made a multi-year commitment to the event, which includes the 12th annual Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival on July 9th & 10th weekend.
The largest Latino-themed cultural celebration in Canada, the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival occurs over a three-week period with a series of citywide events that kick off with Triple Latin Grammy-winning Cuban Duo "Gente de Zona" concert on June 30th at 8pm and culminate in the 12th Annual TD Salsa on St. Clair free street festival on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th.
The original Salsa on St. Clair Festival was conceived and launched in 2005 by Telelatino Network in collaboration with the Hillcrest Village BIA as a local event centred around the emerging St. Clair West streetscape of small Latino restaurants and businesses. The event has grown into a nationally recognized festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of people from across the region and beyond. The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival brings an international calibre of Latin music and non-stop dancing in the streets of St. Clair. The festival has garnered international media attention from CNN en Español, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Univision Network's biggest national shows, Despierta America and El Gordo y la Flaca.
"We are thrilled to expand our participation in Salsa in Toronto as title sponsor for the next several years," said Scott Mullin, Vice President Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "TD celebrates the vibrancy of Latin culture in Toronto with so many things to experience and enjoy! The Salsa in Toronto Festival captures them all."
"We are extremely proud of how our small Latino celebration has become one of the most important cultural festivals in the country and we are thrilled to continue working with TD Bank Group to grow the influence of Hispanic Canada in the years to come," added Aldo DiFelice, Canadian Salsa Festivals Project and Telelatino Network Inc. President.
The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is also generously supported by the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario and the Hillcrest Village BIA and is produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated Not-for-Profit organization.
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About TD Salsa in Toronto Festival
One of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada, TD Salsa in Toronto Festival spans over a three week period (June 30th – July 17th 2016) and features mucho music, dance, food and family fun. What started as a local two-day event (Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival) in 2005, has grown into a nationally recognized celebration that attracts hundreds of thousands of salsa lovers from near and far. The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival and TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival are produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated Not-for-Profit organization.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank"). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 24 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 10.7 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.1 trillion in assets on April 30, 2016. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
SOURCE Canadian Salsa Festivals Project