Pavilions

Try delicious, authentic food and learn about other cultures at over 40 pavilions.

Rwanda

Arts Food

Welcome | Murakaza neza (moo-rah-kah-zah neh-zah)

Rwanda, landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa. Known for its breathtaking scenery, Rwanda is often referred to as le pays des mille collines (French: “land of a thousand hills”). The capital is Kigali, located in the centre of the country on the Ruganwa River.

Menu:
Mandazi (Donuts)
Plantains
Rice
Corn
Mixed Vegetables 
Isombe (Cassava leaves)
Chicken
Soda & Water

Goods for Sale:
Wall Arts
Jewelry
Clothing
Handbags & Backpacks

Taiwan

Arts

Welcome | Huan ying (hoo-wan ying)

Taiwan T’ai-wan or (Pinyin) Taiwan, Portuguese Formosa, island in the western Pacific Ocean that lies roughly 100 miles (160 km) off the coast of southeastern China. It is approximately 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90 miles (145 km) across at its widest point. Taiwan has been abundantly endowed with mountains; over 200 of its peaks are more than 3,000 meters high, making Taiwan geographically unique.

Goods for Sale:
Art activities: Bird crafts, make lanterns
Taiwanese Orchid
Anthuriums
Chinese Herb Plants
Taiwan Hakka Cultural Heritage Displays – Display Only

 

Thailand

Food

Welcome | Yinditawnrap (yihn-dee-tahwn-rahp)

Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.

Menu:
Spring Rolls
Red Curry
Pad Thai
Thai Red Iced Tea
Papaya Salad
Mango Sticky Rice
Deep Fried Assorted

Tonga

Arts Food

Welcome | Malo O Lelei (mah-low-oh-lay-lai)

Tonga, officially Kingdom of Tonga, Tongan Fakatu‘i ‘o Tonga, also called Friendly Islands, country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of some 170 islands divided into three main island groups: Tongatapu in the south, Ha‘apai in the centre, and Vava‘u in the north. 

Menu:
Otai
Tropical Smoothies
Seared Poke Bowl
Cassava
Ice Cream

Goods for Sale:
Lei - Aloha (Garland)
LavaLava (Clothing)
Sea Shell Necklace
Hand-Made Crafts

Uganda

Arts Food

Welcome | Tukusanyukidde (too-koo-sahn-yoo-kid-eh)

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos and giraffes.

Menu:
Pilau Rice
Muchomo (Beef Skewers)
Sumbusa (Samosas) 
Chai Tea 
Mandazi and Chapati
Butunda (Passionfruit)
Katogo

Goods for Sale:
African Jewelry
Nilotica Shea Butter
African Kitengye Material

Ukraine

Food

Welcome | Laskavo Prosymo (lah-skavow prow-see-moh)

Ukraine is a country which traces its origins to well before the founding of its capital city, Kyiv, more than 1,500 years ago. Besides its rich and varied culture and history, Ukraine is known for its wide and fertile agricultural plains, or "steppes", which make Ukraine known the world over as "the breadbasket of Europe".

Menu:
Perogies
Kielbasa

Venezuela

Food

Welcome | Bienvenido (bien-ven-nee-doh)

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago. To the northwest are the Andes Mountains and the colonial town of Mérida, a base for visiting Sierra Nevada National Park. Caracas, the capital, is to the north.

Menu:
Venezuelan-Style Hotdog – Beef
Venezuelan-Style Hotdog – Veggie
Papelon con Limon (Sugar Cane Drink with Lime)
Chips
Soda and Water

Vietnam

Arts Food

Welcome | hoan nghênh (ho-ahn neh-nn)

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a country in Southeast Asia. Located at the eastern edge of mainland Southeast Asia, it covers 311,699 square kilometres (120,348 sq mi). With a population of over 96 million, it is the world's fifteenth-most populous country. Vietnam borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, and shares maritime borders with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand, and the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia through the South China Sea.

Menu:
Chicken/Pork marinated in lemongrass
Banh Mi (sandwich) Chicken/Pork
Chicken/Pork marinated in lemongrass on rice
Spring rolls
Fresh Coconut Water
Fruit syrup on crushed ice
Passionfruit Juice
Iced Coffee

Goods for Sale:
Traditional clothing:
Conical hat, hand-crafted in Vietnam
Ao Dai, artistically decorated
Vietnamese T-shirts
Traditional toys, hand-crafted in Vietnam
Various cultural items not for sale

Vietnamese-Canadian Community

Arts Food

Welcome | hoan nghênh (Ho-ahn neh-nn)

The settlement of Vietnamese nationals in Canada is relatively recent. It resulted from two waves of immigration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The first wave consisted mostly of middle- class people who were welcomed to Canada for their professional skills after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Because Vietnam had been part of the French colony of Indochina until 1954, these immigrants generally spoke French, if not English.

The second wave of immigration consisted of refugees from the former South Vietnam, seeking to escape the harsh living conditions and deteriorating human-rights situation following the reunification of the two Vietnams into a single country. These refugees were widely referred to in the media as “boat people.” Moved by the desperate plight of the hundreds of thousands who, to escape the Communist regime, took to the high seas in makeshift boats that threatened to sink at any moment, many Canadians offered to sponsor their journey to Canada.

Menu:
Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi)
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Vietnamese BBQ Meats
Vietnamese Salad Rolls
Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnamese Sugarcane Juice
Vietnamese Mango & Green Bean Fried Cake

Goods for Sale:
Vietnamese costumes and accessories – Display only