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 2022 Carnival costumes made by Crown Mas at the Toronto Revellers mas camp.
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.
Melvin, better known as Mellow Mas, welds pieces for larger King and Queen Mas costumes at the Revellers mas camp.
Designer Osei constructs a float at the Revellers mas camp.
David Bremang checks the fit.
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.
Lateisha Williams (aka Carnival Bae) finds fellow Carnival chaser Trey Anthony at the Toronto Caribbean Carnival launch.
eTalk host Tyrone Edwards cohosts the Toronto Caribbean Carnival launch.
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 band leader Celena Seusahai (top left) says the pandemic gave mas camps the time to reset and figure out a better customer service approach.
Band leaders Marcus Eustace and Bryce Aguiton surrounded by masqueraders wearing Carnival Nationz costumes.
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