Toronto Caribbean carnival 2020 goes digital

Toronto Caribbean  carnival 2020 goes digital

By Stephen Weir Ooh la la costumes. Thundering pans. Sweet calypso. And while they are at it, throw in a few big name soca performers. Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020 is getting ready to digitally jump up and thumb noses at the Coronavirus  come July. While the annual summer festival in downtown Toronto has been cancelled […]

Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ?

Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ?

EDITORIAL Will Toronto mas’ now become a thing of the past ? Only last month, after we learned that  Toronto Caribbean  Carnival 2020 was cancelled, we asked in an editorial whether the carnival will survive the current COVID-19 global pandemic. As we pointed out then, many in Toronto’s Caribbean community  are strongly of the view […]

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada has officially cancelled its 2020 Carnival celebrations, saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and further impact socio-economic growth in the twin-island nation. “Grenada, like the rest of the world, is dealing with the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19, not only on public […]

Former carnival bandleader dies in Mississauga at 81

Former carnival bandleader dies in Mississauga  at 81

  Former Toronto carnival bandleader, Arnold A. Hughes, died at the Credit Valley hospital in Mississauga on Thursday. He was  81. Hughes whose mas’ presentations won “band of the year ” twice at the Toronto Caribbean carnival, was taken to hospital last week after he fell at his home and suffered a head injury. Kathleen […]

Keeping the Toronto Caribbean Carnival alive- in pictures

Keeping the Toronto Caribbean Carnival alive- in pictures

By Stephen Weir The recent news of the cancellation of the 2020 Toronto Caribbean Carnival may have shocked and disappointed many mas’ aficionados. But  Anthony Berot, a well known Toronto photographer, is about to release a  book which will once more bring the carnival alive – in pictures. Berot who has probably taken more pictures […]

Getting ready for the ‘new normal’

Getting ready for the ‘new normal’

EDITORIAL Getting ready for the ‘new normal’ Although  it was not unexpected, the announcement last week that  Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020  has been cancelled is a great disappointment to mas’ aficionados. But will the carnival survive the COVID-19 global pandemic ? Many in Toronto’s Caribbean community are strongly of the view that the dreaded virus […]

Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled

Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancelled

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020, which was scheduled to be held this summer, has been cancelled. The Festival Management Committee (FMC), organizer of the annual carnival, made the announcement yesterday. In a news release, the  FMC stated that its Board of Directors decided to cancel the month-long events, held in July-August, “due to the continued developments […]

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

What will happen to Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2020?

By Stephen Weir The Caribbean Camera has learned that the Festival Management Committee (FMC) which runs the the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival will meet later this week to decide what is going to happen to this year’s annual July festival and its signature August 1 Grand Parade. With the announcement on Tuesday that the City […]

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