Portugal Day Celebrations – ACAPO

Portugal Day Celebrations
Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations (ACAPO)

First Portugal Day celebrations in Toronto held in 1966.

Every year [our parade] draws more and more non-Portuguese people to Dundasand they leave with a reflection of Portugal that they didn’t know before. Such a small country but so drastically different and beautiful, with a fabulous history that is immediately noticeable on the days we celebrate – José Eustáquio.

Every year since it was founded in 1986, the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario (ACAPO) has organized the Portugal Day parade and its surrounding festivities in Toronto. Its 2016 edition marked the 50th anniversary since the Portugal national holiday of June 10th was celebrated in this city. Several thousand Portuguese-Canadians, representing over 200 organizations in Ontario, paraded down Dundas St. West in the Little Portugal neighbourhood of Toronto.


Hora dos Portugueses