About The Festival
The Tamil Canadian community is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, boasting of thousands of successful professionals, entrepreneurs and active community members nurturing a thriving arts and cultural scene. Today the community is over 350,000 strong with a significant presence in the City of Toronto.
Tamil Fest 2019 is the largest Tamil street festival of its kind outside of the Indian subcontinent. Last year crowds exceeded 200,000 people including Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and Jaffna’s Mayor Emmanuel Arnold over two days marking Tamil Fest in its fourth year as Scarborough's largest street festival. This two-day festival is expected to draw thousands of people from across North America and is a unique platform to showcase and exhibit traditional and modern Tamil culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment.