Calendar of Events

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Wednesday
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28 Sunday
 Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday symbolizes the beginning of Holy Week as a way to remember Jesus’s celebratory entry into Jerusalem.

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Mid-Sha’ban/Shab e-Barat

A holiday celebrated on the 14th night of Sha’aban as being a night of fortune and forgiveness

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Holi (Festival of Colours)

Originally, Holi was a festival to celebrate the beginning of Spring in hopes of good harvest and land fertility. Today it is more so for representing and commemorating a legend from Hindu mythology.

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29 Monday
Hola Mohalla (“Hola”)

Sikh festival that consists of demonstrations of martial arts and sports, worship services and singing hymns, as well as the traditional parade.

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Mid-Sha’ban/Shab e-Barat

A holiday celebrated on the 14th night of Sha’aban as being a night of fortune and forgiveness

Time: All Day
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Holi (Festival of Colours)

Originally, Holi was a festival to celebrate the beginning of Spring in hopes of good harvest and land fertility. Today it is more so for representing and commemorating a legend from Hindu mythology.

Time: All Day
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30 Tuesday
Hola Mohalla (“Hola”)

Sikh festival that consists of demonstrations of martial arts and sports, worship services and singing hymns, as well as the traditional parade.

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Trivia Tuesday

Join us for our online event, Trivia Tuesdays! Keep your brain active and have a little fun all while helping Toronto Humane Society raise money to keep improving the lives of animals.  Buy a ticket for one game night or for the whole 4 week tournament.

Time: 12:00am - 8:00pm
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31 Wednesday
Hola Mohalla (“Hola”)

Sikh festival that consists of demonstrations of martial arts and sports, worship services and singing hymns, as well as the traditional parade.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

A day to show support and spread knowledge for the trans community by bringing attention to the accomplishments of trans people worldwide and helping to stop cissexism and transphobia.

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National Aboriginal Languages Day

A day to honour the various Aboriginal languages and cultures as well as restore and discover ways to support the perseverance of their languages.

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1 Thursday
 Maundy (Holy) Thursday

A day to commemorate the final week before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, where Jesus and His disciples completed The Washing of the Feet and The Last Supper

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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

A month to raise awareness of animal cruelty and the steps that can be taken to prevent it and save lives

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2 Friday
 Good Friday (Holiday in Ontario)

A day to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

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World Autism Awareness Day

A day to raise awareness, understanding, and acceptance for those with autism and autistic spectrum disorders.

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Public Veterinary Services Closed

This closure encompasses all medical service appointments. Scheduled trap neuter and release appointments for these days are required to check-in at the front doors of the shelter located on 11 River Street instead of the regular Public Veterinary Services access door. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding for this temporary disruption of services.

Time: All Day
Location: 11 River Street, Toronto, ON
3 Saturday
Public Veterinary Services Closed

This closure encompasses all medical service appointments. Scheduled trap neuter and release appointments for these days are required to check-in at the front doors of the shelter located on 11 River Street instead of the regular Public Veterinary Services access door. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding for this temporary disruption of services.

Time: All Day
Location: 11 River Street, Toronto, ON
Lent Ends

Lent is observed by many Christian faiths. The Lenten season prepares believers for Easter. Throughout the season many participate in prayer, pentance, charity work, and fasting. It often aims to replicate the 40 days and nights Jesus is said to have spent in the desert.

Time: 12:53pm - 12:53pm
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4 Sunday
 Easter Sunday

A day to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Final Day of Passover

The end of the Jewish Holiday that commemorates Jewish people’s freedom from slavery in Egypt.

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Public Veterinary Services Closed

This closure encompasses all medical service appointments. Scheduled trap neuter and release appointments for these days are required to check-in at the front doors of the shelter located on 11 River Street instead of the regular Public Veterinary Services access door. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding for this temporary disruption of services.

Time: All Day
Location: 11 River Street, Toronto, ON
 Pesach (Passover) Ends

Passover celebrates freedom by commemorating the Israelites’ Exodus (depature) from Egypt and their transition from slavery to freedom.

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5 Monday
6 Tuesday
Trivia Tuesdays

Join us for our online event, Trivia Tuesdays! Keep your brain active and have a little fun all while helping Toronto Humane Society raise money to keep improving the lives of animals. Tickets are $7 a game or $20 for the 4-game tournament.

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7 Wednesday
World Health Day

Each year a new health theme is highlighted as an area of priority or concern for the World Health Organization. The celebration is marked by activities surrounding the theme to focus attention on the important aspects of global health.

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Public Veterinary Services Closed

This closure encompasses all medical service appointments. Scheduled trap neuter and release appointments for the day are required to check-in at the front doors of the shelter located on 11 River Street instead of the regular Public Veterinary Services access door. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding for this temporary disruption of services.

Time: All Day
8 Thursday
Favardegan

Zoroastrianism Celebration. A day for offering gratitude to ancestors, remembering those who have passed, and taking responsibility for future generations.

Time: All Day
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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

A day of remembrance, for both Jewish communities and Israel, to commemorate the millions of people who suffered and died during the Holocaust.

Time: All Day
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9 Friday
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

A day of remembrance, for both Jewish communities and Israel, to commemorate the millions of people who suffered and died during the Holocaust.

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10 Saturday
11 Sunday
National Pet Day

A day to celebrate the joy and love pets bring to our lives.

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12 Monday
 Ramadan (Holy Month of Fasting) Begins

A time to engage in sawn (fasting), reflection, ṣalāt (communal prayer), and Qur’ān readings.

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13 Tuesday
Trivia Tuesdays

Join us for our online event, Trivia Tuesdays! Keep your brain active and have a little fun all while helping Toronto Humane Society raise money to keep improving the lives of animals. Tickets are $7 a game or $20 for the 4-game tournament.

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Ugadi/Gudipadwa

The day that Lord Brahma started creation; it also marks the beginning of Spring and the warm seasons to come.

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14 Wednesday
 International Day of Pink

A day to stand up against homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, bullying and discrimination through wearing pink and organizing activities that celebrate diversity.

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Pôhela Boishakh

A day to celebrate the Bengali New Year, which is commemorated when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, and starts the celebration at sunrise.

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Vaishakhi (Baisakhi)

A day to celebrate the Sikh New Year and commemorate the creation of Sikhism as well as the day of the Punjab Harvest Festival.

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Sinhala

A day in Sri Lanka to celebrate the Sinhalese New Year that commences once the new moon is seen.

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Puthandu

A day that is recognized as the birth of the new year where a lamp is placed on illustrations made of rice powder to keep darkness away; food, jewelry, coins, flowers, and mirrors are placed before prayer rooms; and decluttering is done to remove negativity.

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15 Thursday
16 Friday
Lunchtime Virtual Yoga Event

End your Spring Break Week with a relaxing 45 minute yoga session in support of Toronto Humane Society. The class will be hosted by Joanne Lowe, Director and certified yoga instructor of Big Stretch Yoga Centre. Tickets are $10 for the entire family.

Time: 11:45am - 12:15am
Location: Virtually
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17 Saturday
18 Sunday
19 Monday
20 Tuesday
Trivia Tuesdays

Join us for our online event, Trivia Tuesdays! Keep your brain active and have a little fun all while helping Toronto Humane Society raise money to keep improving the lives of animals. Tickets are $7 a game or $20 for the 4-game tournament.

Time: All Day
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First Day of Ridván

A day to commemorate when Bahá’u’lláh dwelled in Ridvan (paradise) and declared His mission as God’s messenger.

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21 Wednesday
 Rama Navami

Hindu festival. A Spring festival to celebrate the birthday of the Lord Rama.

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First Day of Ridván

A day to commemorate when Bahá’u’lláh dwelled in Ridvan (paradise) and declared His mission as God’s messenger.

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22 Thursday
 Earth Day

A day to show support for the restoration and protection of the Earth

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23 Friday
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25 Sunday
Mahavir Jayanti (Mahavira’s Birthday)

Jainism Holiday. A day to celebrate Mahavira (the last Tirthankara)’s birthday.

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Pesach Sheni (Second Passover)

A day for when those who were unable to participate in Passover at the suitable time are given another chance.

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26 Monday
Pesach Sheni (Second Passover)

A day for when those who were unable to participate in Passover at the suitable time are given another chance.

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27 Tuesday
Trivia Tuesdays

Join us for our online event, Trivia Tuesdays! Keep your brain active and have a little fun all while helping Toronto Humane Society raise money to keep improving the lives of animals. Tickets are $7 a game or $20 for the 4-game tournament.

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 (Theravada) Buddhist New Year

A day to partake in festival activities and think about the birth, birth and overall enlightenment of the Buddha

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Ninth Day of Ridvan

A day to commemorate when the Tigris River receded so that Bahá’u’lláh’s family could cross the river from Ridvan and reunite with Bahá’u’lláh and His followers

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28 Wednesday
Ninth Day of Ridvan

A day to commemorate when the Tigris River receded so that Bahá’u’lláh’s family could cross the river from Ridvan and reunite with Bahá’u’lláh and His followers

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29 Thursday
 Maundy (Holy) Thursday

A day to commemorate the washing of the feet, the Last Supper, the garden of Gethsemane, and Judas betraying Jesus.

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30 Friday
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

A day to raise awareness for all the pets who are waiting to be adopted from a shelter.

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 Holy Friday

A day to commemorate when Jesus suffered and died on the cross for His people’s sins.

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1 Saturday