Tirgan is a nonpartisan, non-religious, nonprofit Canadian registered charitable organization committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogue between Iranian-Canadians and the global community at large, through year-round production of cultural programs including festivals.
Our signature events are Nowruz and Tirgan Festivals which coincide with two of the most important ancient Iranian /Persian celebrations in the months of March and July respectively. The two events have turned into world’s largest celebrations of Iranian art and culture and a popular meeting point for the very best of local and international talents presenting Iranian cultural programs. Our festivals are held in multiple prestigious locations in Toronto, such as the Harbourfront Centre and the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto and The Toronto Centre for the Arts north of the city, with over 150,000 visitors from within Canada and around the world, 250+ artists, and 140+ performances, talks, presentations, and workshops. We are constantly expanding our events and venues to accommodate more spectacular events and welcome more visitors.
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|Festival / Event Name||Date||Programs||Artists / Guests||Locations||Visitors|
|Tirgan 2017||July 2017||140||200||3||150000|
|Tirgan 2015||August 2015||100||180||1||135000|
|Tirgan 2013||July 2013||95||150||1||120000|
|Tirgan 2011||July 2011||80||100||1||80000|
|Tirgan 2008||July 2008||70||80||1||60000|
|Nowruz 2019||March 2019||30||80||1||25000|
|Nowruz 2018||March 2018||40||100||1||20000|
|Nowruz 2017||March 2017||35||80||1||15000|