Ramadan Mubarak April 13, 2021

Please stay tuned for this year's Fast in the 6 initiatives.

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This Covid-19 crisis has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, against a common unseen enemy that attacks us all. It does not care about our rank, race, or our religion as it relentlessly marches across the globe in a borderless assault. This crisis has starkly reminded us of our shared humanity.

Fast in the 6 (#FI6) has been a unique landmark event held since 2017 in Toronto, Canada. It celebrates its motto Diversity.Unity.Prosperity by bringing together thousands of people from all races and religions to share a meal during the month of Ramadan in the heart of Toronto on its iconic Nathan Phillips Square. Fast in the 6 is a multidenominational event conceived by Dany and Lisa Assaf built on the sharing tradition of an Iftar dinner held throughout the month of Ramadan, when the daily fast is broken by prayer and a meal at sunset. These dinners are joyous celebrations of a community's diversity, unity and prosperity. But again this year will be very different as we weather the pandemic together.

This year's Fast in the 6 will not be a live event, but stay tuned for this year's community initiatives with our partner sponsors.

Fast in the 6 is proud to share 2019 SiriusXM “Top of the Country” finalist and currently nominated Country Music Association of Ontario “Rising Star of the Year,” @kelsimayne singing her original song “Nothing On Us” from her debut, FACTOR-funded album “As I Go,” Enjoy Kelsi’s uplifting anthem, sung live from her home for @fastinthe6.

Please also take a listen to Kelsi's album on Spotify.

Message from the Chairs

Dany H. Assaf
Lisa Assaf

Dany & Lisa Assaf

In the 21st Century, prosperity is best guaranteed by all Torontonians having the opportunity to make the most of their potential to succeed for themselves and to strengthen our great city economically and socially. Toronto and Canada's greatest asset in today's global economy is our foundation and history of inclusion and openness to a diversity of ideas and talent.

Toronto is a beacon of social and economic opportunity and its time is now. Cities that stand with and protect that opportunity for all will attract even more talent and prosperity to ensure the engines of the modern economy can be fully unleashed and work for everyone.

Business in the 21st Century needs to be everybody's business and create opportunity for each in order to generate greater prosperity for all. Celebrating the Ramadan breaking of the fast is meant to be a powerful example of that opportunity for everyone and why Toronto is a city that represents that future today.

We look forward to announcing community initiatives with our partner sponsors for Ramadan 2021 and very much looking forward to being able to host our live event with all of you again in 2022. Stay well and stay safe!

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What is Ramadan?

Ramadan (Ram·a·dan) is a special and eagerly awaited month that over 1 billion Muslims all around the world commemorate through spiritual devotion. Many observe fasting, which means refraining from satisfying physical appetites everyday from dawn to dusk. It also means exerting extra personal effort to prevent harm through words and actions, and increase communal benefit through kindness and charity. A breaking of the fast, also known as Iftar (If·tar) happens together with family and friends every night as soon as the sun sets, in gratitude for all the blessings we enjoy.

Media Coverage

Fast in the 6 invites Toronto to share a meal together


Fast in the 6 invites Toronto to celebrate its message of Diversity.Unity.Prosperity. for its fourth annual celebration in Nathan Phillips Square


Fast in the 6 celebrates Toronto's diversity with food, fireworks

Mayor Tory’s remarks on the event and what it means for our city

CP24 Breakfast Weekend Interview

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