Proclomation





Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto


July 16 – August 12, 2012



WHEREAS the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an expression of Caribbean culture and reflects our city's multiculturalism and the diversity among people of Caribbean origin.
Now in its 45th year, this vibrant festival was created as the Caribbean community's contribution to Canada's centennial celebration and has grown to become an important cultural symbol of our city.
The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is the largest cultural festival in North America, attracting millions of visitors to the city each year for several weeks of events and celebrations. The festival's highlight is the highly anticipated parade where the streets come alive with colourful costumes, bands and live calypso, soca, reggae, hip hop and samba music as well as arts, crafts, fashion and food.
The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto contributes to the economic viability of Toronto and promotes harmony by showcasing the captivating spirit of the Caribbean culture and traditions.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaimJuly 16 – August 12, 2012 as "Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto"and encourage everyone to celebrate our vibrant Caribbean community by attending one of the many events taking place during the festival.


Mayor Rob Ford

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