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Following what felt like a very long 2 years of absence, Caribana is finally coming back to Toronto this Summer. Caribana is known for being North America's largest Caribbean carnival attracting millions of tourist every year. The carnival historically takes place at Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard around the beginning of August and is set to return this summer starting July 30, 2022. This year will officially mark Caribana's 55th anniversary.
Caribana will be a 3 day event starting with the grand parade on the first day. During the grand parade, the road quickly becomes a stage for masqueraders and steelpan performers to march down. The event is free to attend and open to attend for all ages. The next day of Caribana on July 31 will be all about the Caribbean International Food and Drink Festival. The festival will be a perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious authentic Caribbean cuisine while supporting local Toronto businesses. The third and final day of Caribana will be for the celebration of Emancipation Day. Emancipation Day is the day the Abolition of Slavery Act became law in Canada on August 1st, 1834 and set free over 800000 of African descent throughout the British Empire. Emancipation Day started as a marked day in Ontario and eventually became a federal day in Canada.
As of now, no major restrictions have been announced in relation to COVID regulations for the 3 day event, but stay tuned for the latest Caribana news. For more news and fun things to check out in the GTA, check out our exclusives page where you can find more fun things to do and deals exclusively offered by Todotoronto.
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