TDBank Group hosts signature Black History Month events


For  Black History Month, the  TDBank Group is hosting more than 100 events celebrating Black music, arts  and culture across  Canada  with signature  events in  Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa that feature  inspiring accomplishments by Black Canadians.

In Toronto, one of the major upcoming events on this month’ s  entertainment calendar is the third Black  Diamond Ball which  will be held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel on Saturday Feb. 23. At this  “formal affair,” the headliner will  be Grammy award winning American singer, Mya.

The  following are other major events in the Greater Toronto Area  hosted by  the TDBank  Group.

Toronto Black Film Festival – Feb.16 -19

The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), one of Canada’s premier festivals for black films with a focus on black global diversity. Returning for its sixth edition during Black History Month, TBFF welcomes filmmakers, actors and audiences to Toronto for the 6-day event.

Kuumba – (Feb 3 -24)

For over 20 years, Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba has sparked discourse and conversation around current and historical debates within the African-Canadian community.Over two weekends, Kuumba 2018 will explore  a wide range of themes, including Black Lives Matter, Women’s Empowerment and The Invisible Majority. It will also focus on women’s voices by showcasing musicians, filmmakers and artists who bring attention to the stories of women of colour in Canada.

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Raising Our Voices -Feb. 8

In celebration of Black History Month, Historica Canada is hosting an evening of cocktails, canapes and storytelling at Isabel Bader Theatre  93 Charles Street West in Toronto. Lineup includes Toronto Raptors President Massai Ujiri, Canadian hip-hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, Pride Executive Director Olivia Nuamah, youth activist Aisha Addo, social justice advocate Anthony Morgan and writer Kim Katrin Milan

Father & Son Dueling Pianos – Feb. 10

Dueling Pianos takes us on the journey through pain and joy in reaching for and attaining excellence by using masterful renditions.… all arranged for two pianos.  The musicians -father and son -weave musical classics from Jazz, Classical, Calypso, Reggae, Pop and The Blues into their story.

Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East in Toronto

Tribute to the Legends of Reggae 2018 – Feb. 17

A music filled night honoring some of the greatest reggae legends.

Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street West in Toronto

Tribute to the Legends of Reggae 2018 – Feb. 20

A music filled night honoring some of the greatest reggae legends.

Rose Theatre. 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton