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Who will be King! Who will be Queen!


Talented costume designers provide the main cultural entertainment for the King & Queen showcase, with male and female performers presenting the creative output of the artists, designers, and costume builders in the City of Toronto.  Costumes weighing more than the body weight of the performer and larger than can be imagined are the highlight and a must-see for Carnival aficionados. At this event, the Allan Lamport Stadium becomes an outdoor theatrical stage where the Kings, Queens, and individuals of the Carnival bands unveil their elaborately themed costumes. The Ontario Science Center continues to award a special prize for the engineering, construction, design, and best environmental use of material in a costume.


The costumes worn by the participants in the Kings, Queens, and Male and Female individual performers portray different themes and stories which originate from the imagination of talented designers. These designers translate their creativity into amazing costumes that are portrayed on the parade route – themes like Out of Africa; Festivals of Nations; Islands in D Sun.



About Toronto Caribbean Carnival


The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. It is a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the city of Toronto and the Greater Toronto region will come alive with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Salsa, Zouk, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands celebrating the Carnival of the Americas. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America's largest outdoor festival.


Corporate sponsors / partners of this year's festival include: OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Grace Kennedy Foods, the Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, Liberty Grande, Malvern Town Centre, and Porter Airlines.


For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue, Toronto.


Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608;  Email: [email protected]


For media inquires:


Stephen Weir

Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist

Phone 416-489-5868

Cell: 416-801-3101

Email: [email protected]