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No Caribbean Carnival Gala in 2016. Stand by for the 50th Anniversary Carnival Gala next year!


Due to scheduling problems that could not be overcome, this year’s Caribbean Carnival Gala has been cancelled.

There will be no Gala in 2016.  However, the Festival has begun work on next year’s Annual Gala. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Carnival, and a Grand Gala worthy of marking this milestone will take place.


The Annual Caribbean Carnival Gala is a celebration of music and art. This elegant event is a formal dinner and dance that brings together a community of Caribbean entertainment lovers. This event also shows appreciation to Carnival organizers and industry leaders. It addresses the Festival’s progression in Toronto, includes dinner and dancing, and a chance to mingle with industry enthusiasts.


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, 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]