Sep 16, 2022
By Christine Ross
North America’s largest Ukrainian festival is back this year celebrating its 26th edition.
This weekend’s event in Toronto is taking on more meaning amid the Russia’s ongoing invasion.
About 900,000 are expected in Bloor West Village that kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday back after a three year pandemic break.
The event will be a celebration but also offer a glimpse of the atrocities of war. Doors from Ukraine that have been battered and shot at will be on display as a somber reminder of the horrors of war.
Jane to Runnymede will be closed for the event.
There’s also an immersive exhibit about the war called UKRAINE: LAND OF THE BRAVE at the Lighthouse Art Space on Yonge Street.
And the Roncesvalles Polish Festival also goes this weekend featuring 40 performances on 4 stages.
Of course, you can sample delicious traditional foods at both weekend events.