STQI Toronto Downtown

We are the Official Martial Arts Sponsor of Chinatown Festival 2019!

It with great pleasure to announce that  Shaolin Temple Quanfa Institute (STQI) is the official Martial Arts sponsor of the Chinatown Festival of 2019.

This event is organized by the Chinatown BIA and attracts over 250,000 people each year. It’s a not-for-profit community based organization that supports the the Toronto Chinatown area. We are pleased to support to our community as a Bronze Sponsor and help make the event even more exciting for attendees.

Shaolin Martial Arts on Performance coming on August 17 & 18!

You can expect we’ll be running a Shaolin Kung Fu Challenge and giving away over $10,000 of prizes. More information to come! Our downtown Toronto school will be performing on the south stage (just south of Dundas on Spadina) on Saturday, August 17 at 6pm as well as on the north stage (just north of Dundas on Spadina) on Sunday, August 18 at 12pm. Don’t miss our highly anticipated show!

About the Chinatown Festival of 2019

Toronto Chinatown Festival started in 2000 and it has been growing ever since to ensure the celebration surpasses the previous success. In 2018, the Toronto Chinatown Festival attracted approximately 250,000 visitors during this 2-day event. This year, the theme is “12 Chinese Zodiac”. The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao, is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. In order, the 12 Chinese horoscope animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.  In Chinese Astrology, people believed each zodiac represents a specific personal character and different compatibility between each zodiac, just like the Western Horoscope. A few highlights of the 2019 Toronto Chinatown Festival will be various cultural performances on two stages with about 80 vendors to showcase Asian culture and communal diversity in Canada while improving local tourism and economy. There will be also interactive activities for visitors to learn more about Toronto Chinatown and Chinese culture, such as a Free Chinatown Walking Tour with Professor Leo Chan to explore the history of Chinatown.

About the Chinatown BIA

The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area (CBIA) is a not-for-profit community based City of Toronto agency established in 2007. CBIA was formed by the area’s commercial property owners and tenants, along with Trinity-Spadina’s City Councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh. In addition, CBIA works closely with all three levels of the government, area residents, community groups, other BIAs and the private sector to build a strong Chinatown community.

The key purposes of CBIA are to preserve the Chinese heritage and culture, improve on Chinatown’s streetscape, health and safety, and to create exciting community events and projects to promote the area and draw visitors and locals to eat, shop and explore the neighbourhood. As a result, more employment opportunities and new businesses will be continually attracted to the area to enhance on the existing vibrancy and tenancy mix.