Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade 2017 #TOcarnival

What can I say that hasn’t been said?

Well, if you haven’t gone to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, get your ass down there next year. Weather you’re permanently grumpy or just in a bad mood that day, it won’t last. The smiles, friendly folks and the music will turn that frown upside down. If you’re a happy go luck person, this event will just give you a happy boost.

Like years past, thousands of masqueraders danced along Lakeshore Boulevard behind their respective floats which provided the very loud music that thumped our chests.

This year’s festival celebrated fifty years that Toronto becomes the Caribbean for a few weeks in the summer. The 50th year brought new leadership to for the organizers, a revised route and a new start time.

I have to say it was a much better plan this year than I’ve seen in the past. The other thing that I enjoyed a lot was the low fencing along the parade route, this made photography much easier.  Previous years I had to shoot through fences that stood about 8 feet tall.  I already can’t wait for next year.


You can imagine how hard it is to photograph with so many people in the parade, It’s a sea of feathers, cleavage and butts. Been there done that, not saying I didn’t shoot that or won’t, lol.

This year I tried to capture some kind of emotion on the masqueraders, cool makeup, nice costumes, tattoos or unique features. This makes it more fun for me to shoot, rather than having 10,000 photos to go through, I only had to review 535 photos.


A little rain came to join the festivities as well.

Lots of colourful costumes, as usual.

Perhaps the party was too much for some to handle.

Check out my shots of the parade by clicking the link ⇒ Click here for the photo album

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