In Photos: 2022 Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade

Masqueraders in bright and beautiful costumes weather the stormers


Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance

After the pandemic grounded the Toronto Caribbean Carnival for two years, revellers in bright and colourful costumes returned to the road Saturday (July 30) for the 2022 Grand Parade. They were quickly drowned out by stormers.

Crowds – who don’t fork over the their monthly rent to play mas – crashing through the gates on to the Grand Parade route is par for the course at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Though this time the masses managed to grind the festivities to a screeching halt much earlier than usual. Social media users say stormers even tried to cross the competition stage, where revellers compete for band of the year.

In our cover story, Wanna Thompson spoke to Toronto mas camps about improving the road experience, especially since COVID-19 handed them the time for a reset. Unfortunately that time off didn’t help festival organizers and the funding bodies that support them to figure out how to improve barriers and keep the road clear for the parade.

NOW photographer Nick Lachance captured the beautiful feathers, the dwindling energy and the two people pictured above who we have to respect for catching a bubble while respecting mas through the fence.

Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance

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