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Launch of Fun Philippines in Toronto

Toronto, 22 April 2022 – The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to inform the public of the launch of Fun Philippines, a new Filipino street festival in the City of Toronto. The festival is being organized by the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA), a not-for-profit Filipino Canadian community organization.

According to Ms. Teresa Torralba, Executive Director of PLACA, Fun Philippines is expected to celebrate 2022 with food, music, and cultural presentations in an all-embracing and inclusive way to be held in Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue in the City of Toronto.

PLACA Board of Directors with Consul General Orontes V. Castro (center, right) as special guest, with Director Jonald Quinto, chairman Lino Eroma, Entertainment Director Mon Torralba, Executive Director Teresa Torralba, Director Chanz Ganancial, Director Mel Galeon, Director Nestor Lumayor, Marketing/Production Coordinator Sheng Maligsay, Technical Director Ricky Quitay, Entertainment Journalist BK Jimenez, and Balita Publisher/Editor Tess Cusipag.

Ms. Torralba further explained that the Fun Philippines is expected to provide attention to the unique flavors, history, and culture of each Philippine region and the country’s three major island groups. Aside from showcasing food and craft vendors, it is expected for more collaborative participation from Filipino Canadian community organizations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) by putting up colorful and vibrant parades exhibiting Philippine regional festivals, as well as lively street activities and Philippine cultural installations.



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