2022 Lunar New Year Celebrations: The Year of the Tiger
On February 5th, 2022, Toronto Chinatown BIA will host the 2022 Lunar New Year Celebrations in welcoming the Year of the Tiger at one of the most iconic locations at the heart of Toronto Chinatown, Chinatown Centre.
In compliance with the City of Toronto’s COVID regulations in place, this year’s celebrations will take a hybrid-form bringing festivities virtually through a keepsake video along with a live Lion Dance performance outdoors in front of Chinatown Centre to chase away the bad spirits and negativity of last year and in welcoming a brand new year. The Lion Dance will be performed by Chinese Freemasons Association.
The live Lion Dance performance will start from 12pm to 3pm on Feb 5, 2022 from Huron Square to Chinatown Centre (schedule is subject to change based on weather).
*Please Note: COVID-19 precautions are being followed and we ask all visitors to follow regular safety protocol such as social distancing and mask wearing indoors. Please respect gathering limits to ensure the Lion Dance performances may continue. Performance, times and locations are subject to change.
2022 LNY Virtual Keepsake Video
We are inviting you to celebrate this year’s Lunar New Year with us virtually. If you miss the lion dance and other popular Lunar New Year activities in Chinatown or if want to learn more about how our community celebrates the Lunar New Year, tune in to our 2022 Lunar New Year Keepsake Video!
Tune in to the 2022 LNY Keepsake Video on Saturday, February 5th at 7:00PM EST. The video will include New Year greetings, lion dance, Lunar New Year ritual demonstrations, Shaolin Kung Fu performance and many more!
完滿 (Yue Moon) means full circle, completion, full moon. Yue Moon 完滿: Tiger With Wings 如虎添翼 is a community-engaged, interdisciplinary public art project rooted in Toronto’s Chinatown led by artist Paddy Leung and artist assistant Meegan Lim in partnership with STEPS Public Art and Chinatown BIA.
In its third iteration, Yue Moon comes to life through a series of hands-on, intergenerational arts workshops that culminate in a public art exhibit of community co-created lanterns.
Inspired by the traditional Chinese Palace Lantern design, each panel showcases an illustration created by a workshop participant. Images of Chinatown’s histories, personal memories, and intentions for the new year create an immersive, luminous outdoor experience during Lunar New Year celebrations.
Located just beside Dragon City Mall and overlooking one of Chinatown’s latest public art murals produced by Wenting Li with STEPS, this outdoor lantern installation site is accessible for safe public viewing.
Yue Moon Project Partners
Yue Moon Project Funder
Chinatown Centre Dragon City Mall Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship York Band (HMCS) Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas Toronto Police Services – 14 Division Toronto Police Services – 52 Division Toronto Fire Services Toronto Paramedic Services