The FREE annual family Festival hosting some 40,000 people applauding young aspiring Artists, will take place this special year on Sunday JULY 23 from 11:00am to 11:00pm at the newly renovated Yonge-Dundas Square in the downtown core – with new screens galore too!
Timely in view of the demise of The Hard Rock Café, YOUTH DAY is unveiling its own YD Café right on the unique YOUTH DAY Yonge Street closure, which each year accommodates the vibrant Market of delicious Food, creative Artisans and valuable Community Organizations.
- YOUTH DAY for its 11th year, is Celebrating Canada’s 150th with a BIG Birthday Party!
- Supporting Prime Minister & Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau anticipated to attend
- Invited Dignitaries of State & Ministries from Jamaica and Sweden share our special day
- Themed “The Mosaic of Canada” with cultural representation from a variety of Communities
- Artist reunions led by SONY MUSIC CANADA will orchestrate Sing-and-Dance a-longs!
With an International audience including YD Delegations from Jamaica and Sweden, some 500 Canadian young artists are able to participate and showcase their positive achievements in MUSIC, DANCE, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION & FILM – even life arts on the Square!
The Volunteer operated event will feature over 100 act changes during the non-stop 12 hours.
Highlights of the day include:
- In traditional Birthday fashion, the audience will sign the “longest Birthday Card” for Ottawa
- As part of Canada’s proud Celebration, other surprises to ensure for a sea of red & white
- 2 Fashion Shows reflecting the day & evening wear of young Canadian designers
Annual features of the day include:
- The starting Opening Flag Parade with other valuable community organizations at 11:00am
- A vibrant Shopping and Food Market on its Yonge Street closure from Dundas to Queen
- The reflective annual 6 o’clock “Moment of Silence” to “Youth We Have Lost to Violence” with First Responders, Dignitaries, Politicians and Community Leaders invited
ABOUT YOUTH DAY:
YOUTH DAY was created by Canadian Founder and Executive Producer Tylaine Duggan in 2006 to engage young people, and encourage them to find a passion in MUSIC, DANCE, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION and FILM. The initiative focuses them during the year towards a goal, and at the festival, allows them to showcase their positive achievements across 2 outdoor stages in downtown Toronto, which also features a Youth Gallery for more than 40,000 visitors – applauding their efforts and helping build self-esteem for our next generation of young people.
YOUTH DAY is a non-profit organization operated solely by dedicated Volunteers and caring Partner Organizations, enabled by Corporate brands sponsoring the operational costs of the festival’s production in a commendable gesture of giving back to their customers, and showing their valued participation in the Community. No Artists or Volunteers receive remuneration.