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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

 Jul 16, 2016 - 10.00am-8.00pm

Malvern & Neilson Park



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 24, 2016 - 5pm-11pm

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


OCPA Kaiso 365 Show


The Toronto Mas Bands Association provides the main cultural entertainment for this event, with male and female performers presenting the creative output of the talented artist, 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 Centre continues to award a special prize, the Innovation in ‘Mas Award for the engineering, construction, and design of the costume. The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes participates in this event.

Jul 28, 2016

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Lamport Stadium 1151 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

King & Queen


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



Jul 31, 2016 - 12pm-8.00pm

Fort York Historic


Pan. Steel drum orchestras will be performing outdoors at Fort York Sunday (noon – 8pm) at an all-day family friendly free event.  There will be live Soca and Calypso music, Caribbean Canadian DJs and lots of vendors serving up the food of the islands.  Carnival in the Fort replaces a planned ticketed outdoor festival of Indo-Caribbean music. That event was replaced because of booking problems with key acts.


Carnival in the Fort

Carnival Village in Regent Park

Aug 12, 2016 - 10.00am-8.00pm

Regent Park



Carnival Village is a new community celebration of masquerade, music, dance and storytelling that will take place August 8 – 13 in Toronto’s Regent Park, presented by Caribbean Community Engagement for the 2016 Daniels Spectrum Summer Series.


Carnival Village is a week-long multidisciplinary program of activities culminating in a Caribbean-styled street parade and whose goal is to promote the multicultural identity of the Regent Park downtown community and its neighbors. The festival is a family-friendly event and will engage all ages, in particular youth, in a series of workshops, concerts and street theatre to encourage creativity and self-expression. The festivals’ activities are designed to foster a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural value of the Carnival Arts and to raise awareness of Carnival's role as a social custom and cultural celebration.


The Carnival Village will bring together members of the Regent Park community with professional mas’ costume designers, dance instructors, drum circle facilitators and storytellers - to create social music and community performance art. The festival seeks to partner with local organizations and groups to come together to create a spectacular celebration through cultural exchange.

Caribbean Community Engagement is a not-for-profit arts group affiliated with the Festival Management Committee, producers of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival - the largest festival of its kind in North America. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The Carnival Village is presented with the generous support of Artscape Inc.. For more information on Carnival Village please contact Yvette Martin or Roger Gibbs at 416-391-5608 or email us at



Closing Church Service

August 7, 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 7th, 2016 at 4.00pm-5.30pm


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.

August 12, 2016 - Noon-8.00pm

Woodbine Concert Hall


Krosfyah (pronounced "Crossfire") are a Soca band from the Caribbean island of Barbados. The group are best known for the hits "Road Jam", "Pump Me Up", and "Sak Passe". Fronted by Edwin Yearwood the band is one of the best-known and most successful Soca bands of the Caribbean.


The concert is hosted by Alan Alain of Caribbean Vibrations TV. The show starts at 8 pm, with tickets (now available on starting at $25 per person.  More information is available at:


Woodbine OLG concert.