In photos: The road to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022

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Toronto Carnival 2022
Nick Lachance

The road to Toronto Caribbean Carnival is long, and the 2022 edition was years in the making. On the way to the parade you have band launches, limes at the mas camps and gruelling hours spent making costumes and planning events. And each one of these tasks becomes a little party in its own right. Our photographers went behind the scenes for some of that action.

David Bremang examines a Mas costumes available for 2022 Toronto Carnival
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David Bremang examines 2022 Carnival costumes made by Crown Mas at the Toronto Revellers mas camp.

Toronto Carnival costume by E.P.I.C. Carnival
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E.P.I.C. Carnival showcase their costumes at their Cooler Blocko in June.

Laura (right) and designer Tenaire Morton work on regalia at Revellers mas camp for Toronto Carnival
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Laura (right) and designer Tenaire Morton work on regalia at Revellers mas camp.

Melvin, better known as Mellow Mas, welds pieces for larger King and Queen Mas costumes.
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Melvin, better known as Mellow Mas, welds pieces for larger King and Queen Mas costumes at the Revellers mas camp.

Designer Osei constructs a piece of costume for Carnival 2022.
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Designer Osei constructs a float at the Revellers mas camp.

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Nick Lachance

David Bremang checks the fit.

Samuel Engelking
Samuel Engelking
Samuel Engelking
Samuel Engelking
Sugacayne Mas bandleaders Dwayne and Candice
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SugaCayne band leaders Candice and Dwayne Dixon attend the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022 launch at Nathan Phillips Square. Their innovative designs are on display at ArtworxTO exhibit Carnival Portal at Yorkdale, along with a VR experience of playing mas on the road.

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Nick Lachance

Lateisha Williams (aka Carnival Bae) finds fellow Carnival chaser Trey Anthony at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival launch.

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Toronto Carnival
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eTalk host Tyrone Edwards cohosts the Toronto Caribbean Carnival launch.

Toronto Carnival and Adidas
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Former NOW cover stars Lateisha Williams and Monique Bernard (of MOB Seafood) reunite at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022 launch. Williams is wearing a Carnival Nationz costume. Bernard leads the partnership between Adidas and the popular mas band.

Tribal mas band leader at Toronto Carnival 2022 launch
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Tribal band leader Celena Seusahai (top left) says the pandemic gave mas camps the time to reset and figure out a better customer service approach.

Carnival Nationz at the Toroto launch 2022
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Band leaders Marcus Eustace and Bryce Aguiton surrounded by masqueraders wearing Carnival Nationz costumes.

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Toronto Carnival 2022
Toronto Carnival 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Carnival 2022
Nick Lachance
Nick Lachance
Toronto Carnival 2022
Nick Lachance

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