Toronto Caribbean Carnival marks its 55th anniversary with a return to in-person events after pandemic pause

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is getting ready to celebrate its first festival in two years after the pandemic brought the city’s beloved lively multi-day annual celebrations to a halt.

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“We are very excited to welcome everyone back after two years away. We did a few virtual events last year, but we look forward to getting back on the road again this year,” said Laverne Garcia, Executive Chairman of the Festival Management Committee. are thrilled.

The official launch of the carnival will take place on 7 July, followed by events throughout the city and the GTA, followed by a four-day celebration over Emancipation Day weekend, with a Grand Parade on 30 July and the Caribbean International Food and Drink Festival on July 30. 31.

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Carnival, formerly known as Caribana and dubbed “North America’s Largest Caribbean Carnival”, is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. Before COVID-19, the festivities would draw hundreds of thousands of people…

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