Mexican Independence Day celebrates the call to arms in Mexico in 1810 that led to the Mexican War of Independence that resulted in the creation of the independent nation of Mexico.
Every year Mexicans around the world celebrate this event with festivities & a show of patriotism. In Toronto, we've staged free & public Independence Day celebrations annually since 1994. The Toronto event is regularly recognized as one of the largest Mexican Independence Day celebrations outside of Mexico itself & the largest of its kind in Canada.
With its mix of traditional & contemporary Mexican dance & music, authentic Mexican food, culture, crafts, art & more, this event brings together the Mexican community into the public realm for all to experience, regardless of heritage. We strive to celebrate our heritage & share it with the community at large as well as connect Mexicans to their roots, traditions & fellow community. The event is family-friendly & appropriate for all age groups & people of all cultures.
The event is produced by the non-profit Mexican Day Toronto & all work & effort put in to create the event is voluntary. The organizers greatly appreciate the efforts & donations of its partners to help bring this annual event to the City of Toronto & the Greater Toronto Area.