Bonifacio Festival: Philippine National Hero celebrated in Canada

Bonifacio festival

Philippine national hero, Andres Bonifacio, is being celebrated in Toronto with a festival. Bonifacio led an armed revolution against Spain in the Philippines during the 19th century. Bonifacio Festival will be on November 17 at the Toronto City Hall.


Bonifacio founded the group known as the Katipunan, which sparked the revolution that ended Spain’s 333 year rule over the Philippines.

Filipino writers and artists in Canada contributed to the festival, which will feature a presentation by 2019 Marshall McLuhan awardee Patricia Evangelista.

Paintings of the revolutionary leader will be exhibited at the Council Members’ Lounge of the Toronto City Hall.


The festival was made possible through the efforts of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network, with support from Pluma and the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada.

The festival will take place at the Toronto City Hall in Toronto, Ontario on November 17, 2019.

Toronto City Hall
Council Chamber and Members Lounge
100 Queen W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

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