Despite the cooler than normal summer, there’s no need to start contemplating a Caribbean escape from Toronto. That’s because this weekend, the Caribbean is coming to Toronto with the supremely popular Toronto Caribbean Carnival!
This weekend, Exhibition Place and Lake Shore Boulevard will be filled with costumed dancers, fantastic island sounds, great food, and thousands of revellers for the marquee event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, the Grand Parade! The parade is scheduled to begin at Exhibition Place at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 2 and then wend its way along Lake Shore Boulevard into the west end of the city. This is no blink and you miss it parade, it will be an all day celebration lasting well into the evening hours! For those wanting to get as close to the action as possible, special ticketed VIP tents will be set up along the parade route, with improved seating and marketplace areas. Numerous Toronto nightclubs and restaurants will also be hosting events and special nights in conjunction with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. The Grand Parade is on for one day only! Don’t miss it!
To get to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Grand Parade, take CitySightseeing Toronto’s city tour to stop # 17. From there, take the TTC’s 509 bus to Exhibition Place.