Chinese supermarkets and shops in Toronto are all decked for Chinese New Year, one of the most historical and iconic festivals with traditional decorations and various congratulations, in the midst of the Omicron variant and the anticipated reopening plan. Among the numerous salutations, the one that stands out is, undoubtedly, “Happy Chinese New Year.”
Chinese New Year
Eaton Centre is one of the biggest malls in Toronto with plenty of shoppers from international students to tourists at anytime of year.
It’s a good thing Andrew McArten’s favourite animal is the dog. It came in handy recently when he needed to create an image associated with the Chinese New Year.
With some help from his mom, Andrew, created the image of a dog, in honour of the Year of the Dog, during a lunar craft day at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site.
Colleen McArten, a music teacher at an East York elementary school, decided to put other things aside that day so that she could bring her son Andrew and his sibling to the TDSB PA day at the Heritage Site.
An auditorium at the Scarborough Civic Centre filled with excited patrons celebrated the Chinese New Year on Jan. 7. The event hosted by the Chinese Collective Arts Association featured many popular traditions.
Toronto Observer reporter Doua Hreiche caught the dragons as they whirled and leaped around the Chinatown Business Improvement Area to bring good luck to merchants for the Year of the Horse.
Weather conditions kept people off the street in Toronto, but inside the city centre in Chinatown hundreds gathered to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the horse. Toronto Observer’s Evan Pang reports.
The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area held an event to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Dragon City Mall at 280 Spadina Ave.
Persistent snow and rain did nothing to dampen the Lunar New Year spirit in Chinatown on the weekend.
Lions, councillors, and the sound of thunder drums formed a celebratory combination at Scarborough Town Centre on Saturday, Feb. 9. Scarborough Town Centre hosted the 2013 Chinese New Year celebration to welcome the Year of the Snake. The free event started at noon, and the thunder drums opening ceremony and colourful lion dance costumes attracted shoppers.
The Year of the Dragon is said to bring success and good fortune. For Kavin Ketheeswaran, 2012 is shaping up that way. The young lion dancer is looking forward to taking his performance to the next level this year and representing Canada on the international stage in his discipline’s home country.