SOURCE: Scotiabank


July 31, 2015 13:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY - Jason Kenney, Michael Coteau and John Tory Set to Kick Off Saturday's Grand Parade

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The media are invited to join the Honourable Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister for Multiculturalism, the Honourable Michael Coteau, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Mayor John Tory for the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade launch this Saturday.

The Grand Parade is the highlight of the three-week Festival and is expected to draw over a million people. This year the Parade route has been adjusted because of construction and the 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games' installations. The Parade will travel the width of the Exhibition Place before going west on Lakeshore Blvd.

The 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the Grand Parade.

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism
The Honourable Michael Coteau, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
9 masquerade bands with 14,000 revelers in costume
Hundreds of thousands of spectators and fans

Saturday, August 1
9:30 a.m. - Ribbon cutting ceremony
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Grand Parade

Exhibition Place (admission fees apply)
Lakeshore Blvd. (free)

For more information about the Parade route, viewing areas and events, 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 Government of Canada, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Ontario Science Centre, Exhibition Place, The Liberty Grand, and Willow Springs Winery.

The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue and can be reached at 416-391-5608 or For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival's official website at

Contact Information

  • For media enquiries only:

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