Caribbean Carnival 2018

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The City of Vaughan’s decision to cancel Carnival Kingdom concert demonstrates a larger trend of municipalities employing a double standard when it comes to African and Caribbean cultural events Read more

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Costumed revellers took over Lake Shore during Caribana weekend Read more



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The Atlantic Mas founder talks stepping up Toronto's float game, diversity at Carnival and the chances of a Drake cameo at this year's Grand Parade Read more


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Photos by Samuel Engelking

As carnival culture spreads globally, local costume designers are using technology to rekindle interest in old traditions Read more



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Veteran designer Clarence Forde will teach carnival history to grade-schoolers this fall Read more


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Karel Chladek

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018: Whether you’re looking for a hot and sweaty bashment, sunset block party or boat cruise, these queer and queer-friendly parties and events will make the first weekend of August the hottest of summer. Read more


Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2018: from soca to dancehall, Afrobeat and more, here’s who’s soundtracking your weekend: Voice, Destra, Nailah Blackman and others. Read more



Ikenna Douglas

20-year-old musician Nailah Blackman carries the legacy of soca in her blood, but she's also pushing the genre forward in a way few else have. Read this interview with the singer about her past and present in soca. Read more


Drake and Migos come to Toronto in August (but no OVO Fest?), along with David Byrne, Beach House, The National and others; plus Manifesto, Veld and Caribbean Carnival festivals. Read more

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Natalia Manzocco

Despite years of LRT construction, Little Jamaica's businesses are finding new ways to survive on a changing strip Read more