2021

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

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

2019

2019

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

2018

2018

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

2017

2017

History 2017 KANPAI, JAPAN! After a successful Tango with Hong Kong, TAIWANfest set its sights on presenting a Dialogue with Japan. TCAT worked hard to engage the local Japanese community and enrich the programming with local musicians, artisans, and organizations. The festive staple of toasting is ubiquitous and nearly every culture has its own variation on … Read more

2016

2016

History 2016 A CULTURAL TANGO WITH HONG KONG With the support of our co-producers, Harbourfront Centre, TCAT along with ACSEA launched the Dialogue with Asia Series in 2016: a five year plan to feature a different Asian culture each year at TAIWANfest. Through various artistic and intercultural exchange, each year is an opportunity for a … Read more

2015

2015

History 2015 What would be different for you today had some long distant ancestor made a different decision? What will be the impact on future generations of the choices you make today? In 2015 TAIWANfest explored this complex idea, reminding us all that even inaction will cause ripples across the fabric of time and space. … Read more

2014

2014

History 2014 TAIWANfest celebrates its 10th Anniversary! TCAT in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre and ACSEA welcome back this summer staple. This year, the festival used the flower Myosotis, a non-Taiwan native plant, to show the foreign influences on the island and to set the stage for a vibrant, colourful and ever-evolving culture today. Like Myosotis, … Read more

2013

2013

History 2013 Culture is the acronym for the lifestyles in a civilization; it is beyond just stories of the past and the customs of the ancestors. The wisdom found beneath a culture truly embodies the foundation of the future and constantly steers the formation of a new culture. While earth’s global ocean is the largest … Read more

2012

2012-TOR

History 2012 Culture is the acronym for the lifestyles in a civilization; it is beyond just stories of the past and the customs of the ancestors. The wisdom found beneath a culture truly embodies the foundation of the future and constantly steers the formation of a new culture. While earth’s global ocean is the largest … Read more