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Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Contact Staff Although not the massive show of costumes and revelers that once drew a million visitors to the city, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival remains of the biggest outdoor events in North America. The festival, which took place over the weekend of August 1 to August 5, was a grand success starting with the King and Queen Show on Thursday, August 1 to its Pan Alive competition on August 2 and the grand street parade along the Lakeshore in downtown T.O on Saturday August 3. Under brilliant sunshine for most of the day, a steady flow of large costumed bands …

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Caribana 2018: Beautiful costumes, Salah Steelband Academy and Carnival Kingdom

Contact Staff   Thousands of revelers took over the Lakeshore in downtown Toronto on Saturday, August 4, in a spectacular showcase of the music, color and excitement of carnival, as the city celebrated   the 51st staging of Caribana. The celebration got underway early in the day with several dignitaries in attendance including newly elected Premier Doug Forde, and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. It attracted well over 250,000 spectators from across North America and beyond. About a dozen masquerade bands and four steelbands took to the Lakeshore before parading in front of the judges at Exhibition Center in Ontario Place. …

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CONNECTOR crowned CALYPSO MONARCH in TO

by Neville “Nato” Brown After two hours of fierce competition by 14 calypsonians, former federal cabinet minister Jean Augustine crowned Joel “Connector” Davis the 2016 Canadian Calypso Monarch. Montrealer Dennis James held his own with a respectable fourth place showing. The competition took place on Sunday, July 24, when more than 300 calypso lovers filled The Latvian Canadian Center in Toronto to witness the crowning of The 2016 Canadian Calypso Monarch. No stranger to the competition stage, Connector had the audience on their feet with his rendition, “THE DRESS.” Dressed like a woman, the popular calypsonian, who is originally from …

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Caribana 2015: A sad spectacle

Contact Staff It wasn’t long ago when Toronto Caribana was the place to be. And there were years when up to a million visitors from across North America and around the world made the mad rush to take in the action in the Tdot, where dozens of mas bands, steelbands and thousands of masqueraders fashioned one of the biggest and most spectacular parades in the world. Well these days the once spectacular showcase is now a sad spectacle. On August 1, was the staging of Caribana 2015 and by the end of the day, only nine bands made it to …

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Toronto Caribana 2014

Toronto Caribana 2014 Just nine bands were carded to take to the Lakeshore in downtown Toronto for the Scotia Bank Caribbean Carnival on August 2. About six made it over the two roadside stages. But it turned out to be spectacular day of sunshine, music and masquerade…. spectators were treated to the true splendor of carnival from bands such Tribal, Fantazia, Carnival Nationz and Saldenah.  

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