(TORONTO, ON) May 20, 2021 – Canada’s largest Latinx-themed cultural celebration, the 17th annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, returns virtually with a bigger and better lineup of cultural experiences for the entire family! TLN Media Group, TD Bank Group and the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project (CSFP) have once again partnered up to deliver a sizzling lineup of virtual events running from May through to July. Events culminate on Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th with an exclusive two-day festival broadcast special that will bring TD Salsa in Toronto into millions of homes across Canada; airing nationally on TLN TV and streamed on tln.ca.
The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival proudly continues to support Canadian talent by helping local artists overcome the ongoing challenges faced during the pandemic. We proudly shine a spotlight on Latinx artists from across the country and provide them with a stage to share their artistry with the world.
The 2021 virtual edition celebrates the best of the Hispanic culture through musical performances with local and internationally acclaimed artists, dance lessons and presentations, authentic food recipe demonstrations, art showcases, colourful cultural features, VIP guest segments and of course a non-stop dance party!
Determined to keep the festival going and growing, TD Salsa in Toronto introduces several new additions to the festival’s lineup this year, including weekly Facebook Live dance lessons and workshops in June, and TV specials on TLN TV counting down to
the main festival broadcast including original TLN Media Group presentations of Kings of Salsa and Salseros. The Festival will also be premiering its first ever Salsa for Seniors series at locations in the Greater Toronto Area, every Saturday in July promoting physical and mental health while learning to dance salsa with professional dance instructors.
TD Salsa in Toronto will also welcome back the annual TD Welcome to Canada Children’s Literacy Program, presented by the festival’s long-time title sponsor TD Bank Group. Helping foster an understanding of our home and native land, while building children’s literacy awareness amongst parents of new Canadians, this year’s program will also feature a new online giveaway of Canadian children’s books for the entire family to enjoy and read together.
Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President, Social Impact (Canada), Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group –
“We’ve proudly supported Salsa in Toronto as title sponsor since 2016 and we’re thrilled to be returning this year for Canada’s largest celebration of Latin culture. Through the TD Ready Commitment, our global corporate citizenship strategy, we strive to help unite people and communities safely over arts, music and culture. By working together with community-based organizations like TD Salsa in Toronto, we’re also helping to support local artists that have been hit hard by the pandemic, while also helping strengthen the vibrancy of our local communities.”
Aldo Di Felice, President, TLN Media Group – “As a proud founding partner of the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, we are committed to its success and to #KeepDancingCanada! As a multicultural media leader for nearly 4 decades, we are dedicated to serving culturally connected communities from coast to coast and invite everyone to join us from their living rooms for the biggest fiesta of the year!”
Don’t miss a salsa beat! Visit salsaintoronto.com and stay connected on social media @salsaintoronto for all the latest news, event updates, artist announcements, contest giveaways and more!
The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization.
For more information contact:
Monica Dafoe | Canadian Salsa Festivals Project | firstname.lastname@example.org | 647.632.3421
About TD Salsa In Toronto Canada’s #1 Latinx-themed cultural celebration, the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival celebrates the Latinx culture through music, dance, art and authentic cuisine. The festivities feature Latin dance and art exhibitions, musical performances, authentic cuisine and non-stop salsa dancing! | www.salsaintoronto.com
About Canadian Salsa Festivals Project
The mandate of the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project (“CSFP”) is to develop, produce, support, promote and present ethno- culturally relevant heritage-based works and experiences which elevate public appreciation, understanding and participation in Canada’s rich multicultural traditions. This is a federally incorporated not-for-profit entity and the main organizer of the annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, Canada’s largest celebration of Latin arts, music, and culture. | www.canadiansalsafestivalsproject.org