Thursday, April 09, 2020

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020 cancelled

One of the top tourist attractions in Toronto has been cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions. The event brings good feelings, partying and colourful outfits to Exhibition Place and Lake Shore Boulevard West over the past 52 years and wants to do its part to stop the spread of Covid-19. The organizers will also try to celebrate the Carnival if Covid restrictions are lifted by July 1, 2020. If possible, the reworked celebrations will be carried out in a non-traditional format during the August 1 weekend. Here are some photos of previous Carnival medial launches.
From the Carnival; "The Board of Directors of the Festival Management Committee has decided that due to the continued developments concerning the spread of COVID-19, the severe public health threat, and global health crisis, the month-long events held in July-August is cancelled. The events include the Festival Launch, Junior King and Queen Show, Junior Parade, Adult King and Queen Show, Pan Alive, and Grand Parade."

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival was started in 1967 during Canada's centennial celebrations as Caribbean immigrants provided a cultural gift to Canada. "The Caribbean Canadian community that inspires and gives life to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is comprised of Canadians with heritage taken from Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the other countries of the Caribbean."

See more of the Mas costumes after the jump.

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