This massive Toronto event celebrates diversity and inclusivity at Nathan Phillips Square

Apr 8 2019, 4:56 pm

For its third year, ‘Fast in the 6’ returns to Nathan Phillips Square for an evening of fun, food, and celebration.

On May 24, Fast in the 6 will bring together thousands of people to “celebrate the diversity and inclusion that makes Toronto great.”

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In the spirit of Ramadan, Fast in the 6 invites Torontonians and visitors alike to come together and participate in the simple yet powerful act of sharing a meal.

The packed evening of festivities will include delicious food, live music, fireworks, in addition to a traditional breaking of the fast.

Sharing a meal, Fast in the 6 2018

Guests can look forward to breaking fast at sundown, a tradition known as Iftar. Food at this year’s event will be served by Maple Lodge Farms and Sobeys. There will also be food trucks set up, serving summertime eats.

Fast in the 6 2018

Returning for a third year to host the evening is Mark Strong, the in-arena host for the Toronto Raptors. Strong will emcee the evening and guide guests through the line-up of amazing talent and special guests hitting the stage.

This year, music fans have something to look forward to with a number of acts scheduled. Canadian singer Andee and rapper Raz will perform individual sets throughout the evening.

And if music isn’t your vibe, comedian and star of Netflix special The Vagabond, Mo Amer,  will be bringing his novel style of comedy to the square for the second year in a row.

Toronto Mayor John Tory will also be on hand to address the crowd with a special message.

And to top it off, the night will then be capped off with a fantastic firework show above City Hall.

The celebration is all about inclusivity and is an open and free event that everyone is welcome to attend.

Ramadan Mubarak, Toronto!

Fast in the 6

When: May 24, 7:30 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Admission: Free to attend

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