SOURCE: Scotiabank


July 29, 2015 18:25 ET

Media Advisory: Innovative Costume Masterpieces on Show at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival's King and Queen Competition

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival's King and Queen competition, a nighttime extravaganza of elaborate costumes, will be held outdoors the evening of July 30.

What: Kings and Queens from the Parade's nine Mas Camps will wear picturesque and larger-than-life costumes (some over 10 metres tall and 12 metres wide) and will perform for top honours at this year's Festival.

Dr. Hooley Mclaughlin will present the 6th annual Ontario Science Centre Innovation Award. This award recognizes innovation in costume design, shining a light on the intricate art and scientific merit of costume design by honouring the creators of these masterpieces shown at the King and Queen competition.

Where: The almost always sold-out event takes place at Lamport Stadium on King Street West in downtown Toronto.

When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the outdoor show begins at 7:00 p.m. The crowning of the King and Queen and the presentation of the Ontario Science Centre Innovation Award will take place at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Also coming up this weekend:

  • Pan Alive, North America's largest steel drum orchestra competition, on Friday, July 31
  • the Grand Parade on Saturday, August 1, and
  • Carnival Island on Sunday, August 2.

For more details, please visit the Festival's official website at

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

Corporate sponsors/partners of this year's festival include Scotiabank, OLG, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP24, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, The Liberty Grand, and Willow Springs Winery.

Contact Information

  • For media enquiries only:

    Stephen Weir
    Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
    (416) 489-5868
    (416) 801-3101