2011 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival - Official List of Events

2011 ScotiaBank Toronto Caribbean Carnival - Official Calendar of Events

Festival Official Launch
Place: Nathan Phillips Square
Date: Tuesday, July 12 at 12:00pm
Cost: Free
It’s the event that attracts wide media coverage especially by our media sponsors – television, radio, print media, and social media. It presents a snapshot of what’s on for the Festival.

Royal Ontario Museum and the Gladstone Hotel Toronto’s Carnival 1967 to Today
Place: Royal Ontario Museum
Date: Saturday, July 16 to Monday August 1
Cost: ROM Entrance fee
This duo-location exhibit marks the world premiere of the work of artist Nation Cheong. In this exhibition, Cheong's contemporary work captures and communicates the myriad of experiences that have been a part of the Carnival experience in Toronto from its roots in 1967 to today.

Junior Carnival
Place: Yorkgate Plaza-Jane Finch
Date: Saturday, July 16 at 11:00am
Cost: Free
The kid’s version of the Marquee parade attracting over 30,000 spectator visitors comprising families and featuring 2,000 mini masqueraders, some as young as two years taking place in one the city’s priority neighbourhood..

CTV/CP24 BBQ
Place: 299 Queen Street W
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 12:00pm
Cost: Free
It was so successful last year that they’re decided to do it again – an outdoor BBQ from Queen Street to Richmond Street that celebrates the festival with costumes, music, and of course, delicious food.

Annual Gala
Place: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
Date: Friday, July 22 at 5:30pm
Cost: Ticket $160 | Table of 10 $1,600 - All prices include HST
An elegant evening at the Liberty Grand that showcases masquerade models, music, dancing, exotic food, signature drinks – sensational sights, sounds, and tastes.

"Kaiso 365" Calypso Monarch Finals
Place: P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre, Scarborough
Date: Saturday, July 23 at 6:00pm
Cost: Adv: $35.00 | Door: $40.00
The storytelling tradition gets the red carpet treatment when nine finalists compete for Canada's top Calypso prize. Music lovers experience a unique expression that is delivered with humour, double entendre and wit.

Toronto Pearson Launch
Place: Pearson Airport
Date: Wednesday, July 27
Cost: Free
It’s another year for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority partnership with the Festival Management Committee to promote the festival at the gateway to the City of Toronto with Caribbean entertainment and tastings.

Mixology
Place: TBA
Date: Wednesday, July 27 at 6:00pm
Cost: TBA
Expert bartenders show their skills with Appleton Rums.

Calypso STARS Showcase
Place: Harbourfront Centre, West Jet Stage
Date: Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00pm
Cost: Free
The showcase presents top Soca artists, Garth Burgess (steel pannist), and iconic Carnival Arts characters – Moko Jumbies..

Citizenship Ceremony
Place: North York Civic Centre
Date: Thursday, July 28 at 8:00am
Cost: Free
New Canadians being sworn in as citizens of Canada within a welcoming flavour of the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival and Festival

King and Queen Competition and Show
Place: Allan Lamport Stadium
Date: Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm
Cost: VIP - $100 Stands - $38 (Adv $30)
A spectacular display of the talent and artistic skill of the designers and costume..

Pan Alive
Place: Allan Lamport Stadium
Date: Friday, July 29 | 7:00pm – 12:00am
Cost: Adv -$25.00 Door - $30.00
This event showcases the talent of steel pan performers ranging in age from...

Grand Parade
Place: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd
Date: Saturday, July 30 at 10:00am
Cost: Free/VIP - $50/General - $15.00
This is the marquee parade that is the showcase of the Festival.

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Lime
Place: Ontario Place
Date: Sunday, July 31 to Monday, August 1
Cost: Free
Continuing the tropical Caribbean ambience of the festival, cool down on the south beach..

Canada Rugby League International Test Match - Team Canada Wolverines versus Jamaican National Team
Place: Fletcher’s Field
Date: Sunday, July 31
Cost: $25 (Parade and Match); Match $15
This new event adds the sporting dimension to the festival. Growing in popularity in Canada, it is the most high speed, high impact field sport in the world.

Website: http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

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