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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

The Khalsa Day Parade and Celebrations

The Khalsa Day Parade and Celebrations Presented by : Ontario Sikh & Gurdwara Council Dates: April 24, 2016 Event Time(s): 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM The Morning Religious Program starts at 9 am at the CNE Exhibition Grounds. The Parade starts at 1 PM. reaching Nathan Phillips Sq., Toronto City 3 pm. Website: Email: [email protected] Vaisakhi or Khalsa Day celebrates the Sikh New Year and the establishment of the Sikh community in 1699. In Toronto, the Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwaras Council (OSGC) organizes an annual parade.This is the Fourth largest parade in Canada and attracts thousands of participants. Prayers will begin at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. The parade will commence at 1 pm and reaches Toronto City Hall at 3:00. Following, the parade dignitaries address the gathering from 3:30 until 5:00. Free snacks are available at the Exhibition grounds, along the parade route and City Hall. The OSGC invites, welcomes and encourages people from all backgrounds and religions to come out and celebrate this important day in the Sikh calendar. . Event Details. Location: 200 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto