Independence Built on Community

Artist Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Independence Built on Community - Archive Independence Built on Community a conversation with Amanda Ann-Min Wong 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm | Aug 27th Studio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre What is independence? Many associate independence with the self, but Amanda Wong believes the opposite. Amanda introduces us to Rosa’s Flowers, a story of healing and reconciliation set against modern Canada … Read more

Called by the Creative

Artist Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Called by the Creative - Archive

Called by the Creative 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm | Aug 27th Studio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre Local Toronto-based musicians Koven and Henry are creating music that calls to today’s generation and expresses their most authentic selves. As Asian-Canadians, they are more than aware of the stigmas they face in the mainstream music industry, and … Read more


Performace 2022 TAIWANfest biosphere Archive

biosphere Performance 6:15 – 7:00 pm | Aug 28th Stage In The Park | Harbourfront Centre biosphere will be DJing for Jen Moon and Koven Wei, including a piano ballad duet with Jen Moon, and nujabes live cover performance with Koven Wei. A set list of Koven’s hit singles in the Rap/Korean Hip-Hop genre along … Read more

Home Away From Home

Hope Talk 2022 TAIWANfest Home Awat From Home Archive

Home Away From Home 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Migrant workers fill in the gaps of Taiwan’s labour force. Out in the surrounding seas, migrant workers from Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries work hard to balance labour and homesickness. With … Read more

Stories of Independence

Perforamce 2022 TAIWANfest Toronto Stories of Independence Archive

Stories of Independence 8:00 – 10:00 pm | Aug 26th Concert Stage | Harbourfront Centre The songs that define our heritage and our struggles tell stories rooted in the people and the community. More than politics, more than history, music is an experience of culture and identity that continues to echo across oceans. What is … Read more

Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada

2022 TAIWANfest Hope Talk - Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada 800x800

Making Taiwan Relevant in Canada 1:15 – 2:00 pm | Aug 28thStudio Theatre | Harbourfront Centre Reserve Your Seat After over 20 years managing TAIWANfest, how does Canada help Charlie Wu find his Taiwanese identity?  Other than Indigenous peoples, most Canadians can trace their roots to another heritage or culture in the world; for some … Read more


2021 TOR

History 2021 Re-think asia Culture is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group. A stereotype is a standardized mental picture that is held in common towards members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment. … Read more


2020 - TOR

History 2020 The Survived Civilizations progressed because people learned from the misdeeds of the past. What went wrong? Is our world a better or safer place today than pre-COVID-19? What went wrong? What does it mean to have survived the pandemic? Do we have the answers or are we still looking for answers? When the … Read more



History 2019 RIDING THE WAVES WITH VIETNAM In the 4th edition of Dialogues with Asia, TCAT worked with the Vietnamese Community Centre of Mississauga (VCCM), and Vietnamese Association of Toronto (VAT) through the Canadian Multicultural Council (CMC) to invite performers, artists, and the community to learn more about our connections and culture through art. Courage … Read more



History 2018 FÊTE WITH THE PHILIPPINES It’s time to have a party with the Philippines! The 3rd edition of Dialogue with Asia invited one and all to party and learn more about our cultural roots. This year was the first time TAIWANfest was featured as part of CTV’s Breakfast Television helping us reach new audiences … Read more