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Media Launch

June 7th, 2016 - 11am-2pm

Ontario Science Center 770 Don Mills Road, Don Mills Ontario

 

 

Official Launch

Jul 5, 2016  - 11.55am-2pm

Nathan Phillips Square

 

The official launch of the annual festival is a cultural showcase and celebration of the creative spirit of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival events and other events happening in and around the City of Toronto.

 

 

Opening Service

 Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 48th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!

July 10, 2016  - 10.30am-12pm

Anglican Church of the Nativity 10 Sewells Road, Scarborough

 

 

Jr Carnival, Showcase & Culinary Chef competition

 

The Junior Carnival and Family Day event provides its audience and the surrounding community of Malvern the opportunity to experience the cultural presentation of young performers as they participate in their earlier years. This event engages the three stakeholder groups: Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association. This family event is being presented to allow young people to participate as producers, performers, and presenters.  The Junior Carnival and Family Day event continues to be supported by the Children’s Breakfast Club and the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services.

 Jul 16, 2016 - 10.00am-8.00pm

Malvern & Neilson Park

 

 

Carnival Ball

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Fri. Jul. 22, 2016

Liberty Grand Banquet Hall

25 British Columbia Drive, Toronto, Ontario

 

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival Ball - An evening to discover

 

An elegant evening at the Liberty Grand gives the Festival Management Committee the opportunity to engage the community of supporters including sponsors, donors, and partners.  This event presents the cultural outputs of the festival – masquerade, calypso (soca), and steelpan - to this unique audience and also gives the Festival Management Committee the opportunity to recognize the historical impact of people who have contributed and volunteered countless hours to this festival over the years. Start the evening at 5:30 pm with Cocktails and Fundraising, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. End the night with a runway show of costumes and an after party from 10:00 pm to midnight.

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Carnival City Party

Jul 16 & 23, 2016

TBD

 

OCPA Kaiso 365 Show

Jul 24, 2016 - 5pm-11pm

Latvian Canadian Culture Center 4 Credit Union Drive, East York,

 

 

Bandleaders provide the main cultural entertainment for this event, with male and female performers presenting the creative output of the talented artists, designers, and costume builders in the City of Toronto.  At this event, the Allan Lamport Stadium becomes an outdoor theatrical stage where the Kings, Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands unveil their elaborately themed costumes. The Ontario Science Center continues to award a special prize for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume. Interspersing the appearance of magnificent costumes weighing three to four times more than the bearer is entertainment with music and dance performance. Entertainment sponsor- Ontario Lottery Group.

Jul 28, 2016 - 5.00pm-02.00am

Lamport Stadium 1151 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

King & Queen

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OSA Panorama/Pan Alive

Jul 29, 2016 - 5.00pm-02.00am

Lamport Stadium 1151 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

 

Presented by the Ontario Steelpan Association, this is a thrilling evening showcasing the musical and tonal qualities of the steel pan as members of the Ontario Steelpan Association compete before a panel of judges.   This panorama of the North is the best opportunity to hear this wonderful instrument in all its glory. This event showcases the talent of steel pan performers ranging in age from early teens to adults as they perform their original renditions to the aficionados.

Grand Parade

The Grand Parade continues to attract local, regional, national, and international attention by visitors and media as it is the highlight of the three-week Festival.  This event continues to draw millions from all over the world to see the live performing street art year after year and on live streaming.  After months of preparation, masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes wind their way from the assembly area at Exhibition Place along Lake Shore Boulevard.  Admission applies to Exhibition Place where patrons have the opportunity to enjoy the parade of the Mas Bands. Masquerade bands end up in Exhibition Place where masqueraders can party until 8:00 pm. Guest bands, cultural bands and steel bands also participate in the parade. Guest bands start from the staging area within Exhibition Place and wind their way along Lakeshore Boulevard to disperse west of the Boulevard Club. Steel bands stage on Lakeshore Boulevard south of the All Stream Centre and also proceed along Lakeshore Boulevard to the Boulevard Club.

Jul 30, 2016 - 10.00am—8.00pm

CNE Exhibition Place & Lakeshore

GRAND PARADE MAP

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Jul 31 & Aug 1, 2016 - 10.00-8.00pm

Fort York Historic

 

Carnival in the City

Carnival Village in Regent Park

Aug 12, 2016, 2016 - 10.00am-8.00pm

Regent Park

 

 

Closing Church Service

Aug. 04, 2016 - 4.00pm-5.30pm

St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario

 

The public are invited to attend the closing service of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2015 Festival at the St James Cathedral, August 9, 2015 at 4.00 p.m.

 

The Cathedral welcomes visitors of all faiths and religions.  It will be an Anglican Evensong Service that will be celebrated.  This is a Free Event.

 

The Church is located in downtown Toronto at 65 Church Street, near the St Lawrence Market. Parking is limited behind the church, however street parking in readily available on Sundays.