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Canada’s Ultimate Latin-Themed Dance Party Returns for the 19th Edition!

Award-winning TD Salsa in Toronto Festival announces its 2023 lineup and counts down to the anticipated FREE TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival on Sat. July 8th & Sun. July 9th

Get ready to #keepdancingcanada as The Canadian Salsa Festivals Project (CSFP) not-for-profit organization releases the lineup for the country’s largest Latin-themed festival at its VIP Launch Party. The Award-winning TD Salsa in Toronto Festival transported guests to Little Havana with an unforgettable Cuban-inspired evening of authentic flavours, music, dance, and celebration, where host Camila Gonzalez announced the 2023 festival highlights.

The 19th annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival lineup is bigger and better than ever before featuring a jam-packed calendar of events that lead up to the annual TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival on Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th, 2023. The festivities turn the city into the ultimate summer Latin fiesta featuring an international calibre of Latin music, art showcases, Latin eats, mucho dancing, and fun for the entire familia.

Festival highlights include the TLN Vibrante Art Exhibition at the Little EGG Gallery, featuring artwork created by up-andcoming Latino artists ages 7- 17. For those looking to dance the night away, there will be Salsa dance parties at Lula Lounge before and after the festival. And brush up on your moves with free dance lessons at various schools across the GTA, KitchenerWaterloo, and Halton Region. The TD Salsa at Blue Mountain Festival is also set to heat up the village in Collingwood from June 23 to 25. Salsa lovers of all ages will have plenty to enjoy, with free Salsa for Seniors dance lessons held at the Columbus Centre in Toronto, and the TD Welcome to Canada literacy program for children will be at a series of events throughout the summer. All of this is in preparation for the highly anticipated TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival weekend on July 8th and 9th.

Stretching from Winona Dr. to Christie St., the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival takes over Hillcrest Village and transforms St. Clair Ave West into the hottest multicultural celebration of the year. From Churros to Paella, the street festival features the best in authentic Latin flavours with over 35 food vendors for attendees to indulge in the hottest dishes from more than 15 Hispanic countries across the globe. Enjoy LIVE performances from over 350 performers including weekend headliners and crowd-favourites Adis Rodriguez, Ricky Franco, Ricardo Barbosa and more.

Get ready to dance to colourful folkloric performances during the TLN Fiesta Parade. And with over 30 dance instructors, it’s no wonder hundreds of thousands of Canadians attend the festival year after year for the country’s biggest street dance party. TD Salsa on St. Clair will be hosted by a vibrant team of festival ambassadors including TLN Media Group personality, Camila Gonzalez and Special Events Hosts, Ivan Wanis Ruiz and Renzo Garcia.

“TD is proud to help create shared experiences that can bring together people through a love of music. Across the country, we aspire to help foster a sense of belonging for people from diverse backgrounds who work to contribute to the fabric of Canada where we live, work, and play,” said Isabel Giraldo, AVP Data & Analytics at TD Bank Group. “That’s why we are proud to support the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival and TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival through the TD Ready Commitment, our corporate citizenship platform. Together, our aim is to help amplify diverse voices of artists from the communities we serve and positively connect people through music.”

“As Canada’s most influential multicultural media company for nearly 40 years, and a proud co-founder of the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival, TLN Media Group is dedicated to uniting Canadians through shared experiences,” states Aldo Di Felice, President of TLN Media Group. “The popularity and growth of the nationally recognized TD Salsa in Toronto Festival over the last two decades since it’s launch in 2005 is a testament to the growth of Canada’s diverse Latin community and the country’s over 1.5 million Spanish speakers.”*

“I am proud to be a part of the ethno-culturally relevant work and experiences rooted in Latin America’s rich multicultural traditions that are highlighted during the TD Salsa in Toronto Festival,” states festival ambassador and TLN host, Camila Gonzalez. “The festival serves as a platform to highlight the contributions of the Hispanic community to Canada’s evolving fabric and aims to foster appreciation and understanding of Latin American culture among a wider audience. It allows people from all backgrounds to come together, celebrate diversity, and immerse themselves in the vibrant and dynamic spirit of the Latino culture.”

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The TD Salsa in Toronto Festival is produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization.

Get your dancing shoes ready…It’s going to be ¡Caliente!

For more information contact: Karen Bautista | Canadian Salsa Festivals Project | 647.885.3366 | [email protected]

*Source: Vividata Spring 2021 SCC, A14+