Celebrating Black History Month in Downtown Toronto

POSTED ON February 1, 2024 BY Justine Smith

Honour Black History Month in Downtown Toronto by supporting the remarkable contributions of Black artists, musicians, tastemakers, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Explore ways to experience the vibrant cultural landscape of our neighbourhood and celebrate black excellence with these suggestions:

3 Amazing Places to Dine

Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen food

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

104 Portland Street

Miss Likklemore's food

Miss Likklemore’s

433 King Street West

Riko Bokito food

Riko Bokito

254 Adelaide Street West

TIFF Lightbox

Amanda Parris

For The Culture with Amanda Parris

350 King Street West

Movie posters

Celebrating Black Filmmakers

350 King Street West

BAND Gallery

Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery fosters Black artists and culture, offers an accessible and educational community space. Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of creatives, their Emerging Artist Exhibitions provides a platform to showcase work and forge connections.

Visibles book cover

In Dialogue: Binkady-Emmanuel Hié Book Launch

401 Richmond Street West, Suite LL108

Afrophilia poster

BAND Offsite – Afrophilia: Beloved Public Art Unveiling

401 Richmond Street West, Suite LL108

BAND pop up sale items

Pop-Up Sale

401 Richmond Street West, Suite LL108

Black Diamond Ball – February 24, 2024

Black Diamond Ball poster

The Black Diamond Ball  Ball promises to be an exceptionally glamorous affair at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, uniting leaders, advocates, and allies in celebration of outstanding Black community and ally contributors while marking 10 years of transformative. An exclusive event is a glamorous way to wrap up celebrating Black History Month. 

The Trending Table – February 24, 2024

The Trending Table poster

The Trending Table at Stackt Market, is pop up market promoting local black owned businesses and entrepreneurs, with local vendors, makers, and tastemakers.

Toronto History Museum

Visitors at the Black Defenders of Upper Canada Tour

Toronto History Museum celebrates Black History Month with Black Defenders of Upper Canada Tour at Fort York, which celebrates the many contributions and the enduring legacy of Black communities on this land now known as Canada.

Celebrating Black Composers: Florence Price

Photo of Florence Price

This month, learn about contributions that Black composers have made to the history. The TSO will be casting an editorial spotlight on Black composers that inspire and reflect the TSO’s broader mission to create musical experiences for every member of Toronto’s diverse communities.