Toronto, Aug 4 (Canadian-Media): The grand parade of the 52nd anniversary of Carribean Carnival was welcomed by the Torontonians, when masqueraders in colourful costumes as made their way from the assembly area at Exhibition Place along Lake Shore Boulevard, Toronto, media reports said.
A Masquerader takes part in Toronto's Caribbean Carnival festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019/Facebook
Caribbean Carnival is the term used in the English speaking world for a series of events throughout almost the whole year taking place in many of the Caribbean islands annually and worldwide.
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, commonly called Caribana and Caribanafest, is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Held since the late 1960s, Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival is considered as one of the North America’s largest street festivals, attracting more than 1.3 million people each year from around the globe.
In an effort to send a message about body positivity, a group of topless women took part in Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s parade .
Toronto Mayor John Tory, a regular participant in the festivities, could not participate this year, as he recovers from surgery on his Achilles tendon.In a tweet earlier on Saturday, Tory sent best wishes to all those enjoying the festivities.
After a night of pomp and glory, The parade came to end.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)