Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival has been cancelled again


By Stephen Weir

Stephen MacKinnon
Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival

It has been a tough summer for the Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival. The free 3-day summer festival was planning to come back big after the Covid shutdown by bringing the annual festival to the Scarborough Town Centre in mid-August.

According to Kinron, the company that produces the annual carnival arts festival (calypso singers, mas costume routines and pan performances), they ran into permit issues with both the city and the mall and had to not only postpone the show but change the location as well.

Shortly after announcing the changes, the festival’s website was hijacked by spammers and the festival had to come up with a new persona on social media.

The new date was to be this weekend and the location was to be Confederation Park in Scarborough.

According to Kinron’s Steven MacKinnon the September 23rd has had to be cancelled once again because their “permit wasn’t issued in time.  We are postponing it to 2023 ’cause the weather is gonna be questionable going forward.”