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June 13, 2016
Aboriginal History Month celebrations in Toronto
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events throughout the city from June 14 to 23, including a sunrise ceremony at City Hall, to celebrate National Aboriginal Month.

During June, Aboriginal History Month is recognized nationally to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

For generations, many Aboriginal communities have celebrated their history and traditions around National Aboriginal Day on June 21, tied to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

The following is a list of Aboriginal events in Toronto this month.

June 14
Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

June 16-19
Indigenous Arts Festival, Fort York National Historic Site,
250 Fort York Blvd. More information:

June 18
Na-Me-Res Pow Wow, Fort York National Historic Site,
250 Fort York Blvd. (grand entry at noon)
More information: 416-651-6750 ext. 2233

June 21
Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising, 5:30 a.m.
Podium roof, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

June 23
Aboriginal History Month celebration, noon to 8 p.m.
Yonge-Dundas Square
Sponsored by Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

More information about Aboriginal History Month and National Aboriginal Day in Toronto is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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