This video presents “Official Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto Promo Spot (Full)”:

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto in Ontario, Canada, is an exciting three-week  (July 17 – August 12, 2012) cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts.

  • In its 45th year it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.
  • A vibrant showcase of pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands
  • Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival is an expression of Toronto’s multicultural and multiracial society.
  • An increasing number of attendees and participants come from the US and overseas.
  • “The costumes and mas band displays are elaborate and oh so delicately worn and designed for movement.”
  • African Drumming along with the Arts and Crafts displays celebrating “Things Caribbean!”

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Grand Parade

Saturday, August 4, 2012

at Exhibition Place (CNE) & Lakeshore Blvd

10am-6pm

Above, Map of Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto Grand Parade Route

Above, Map of Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto Grand Parade Route

Highlights of the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade Day on the Lakeshore include:

  • a kaleidoscope of music, colourful costumes, theatrical mas band displays, steel bands beating intricate orchestrations
  • mouth watering feasts of Caribbean cuisine and delicacies
  • masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes and steel pan bands wind their way from Exhibition Place along a 3.5 kilometre stretch on Lakeshore Boulevard
    • “this performance of bejewelled masqueraders continues to draw millions from all over the world to see the live performing street art year after year”

For the complete list of Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto events, please click here.

Extra TTC Service to Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto August 4, 2012

Extra TTC Service to Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto August 4, 2012

Please note that from Saturday, August 4 at 1 a.m. until Sunday, August 5 at 6 a.m., Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed in both directions from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue.

TTC provides extra service to Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

  • This Saturday, August 4, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) will provide additional service for customers heading to the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto parade.
  • The TTC will have:
    • an express bus service running from the northwest corner of Bay and Front to the eastern entrance to the Exhibition grounds
    • the return direct bus shuttle will drop customers off at St. Andrew Station

Frequent buses and streetcars will operate to Exhibition Place and the parade route on Lake Shore Boulevard West as follows:

  • 511 Bathurst southbound from Bathurst Station to Exhibition Place
  •  29 Dufferin southbound from Dufferin Station to Exhibition Place
  • Lansdowne Station express bus via Jameson Avenue, to Springhurst Avenue/Dunn Avenue
  • Direct shuttle bus from Bay Street north of Front Street to the eastern entrance to Exhibition Place (return shuttle will drop customers off at St. Andrew Station)

Make travel easier this Simcoe Day weekend with a TTC Day/Family Pass:

  • For $10.50 a day, a TTC Day Pass provides unlimited one day travel for a group of up to six people:
    • maximum two adults
    • and not more than four children/youths; 19 years of age or under
  • The pass is valid from the start of service until 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

And look for the TTC and Wheel-Trans buses in the Grand Parade of the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival:

  • This will be the third consecutive year that the TTC will be joining forces with Toronto Raptors centre Jamaal Magloire and the Toronto Revellers marchers.

TTC Contact Info:

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)
    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily
    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays
  •  Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000  Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Enjoy!

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