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Cultural Events in Toronto

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  • Try2TravelSustainably
    Hamilton, Canada395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A well organized event. Lots to see and do. Often one of the hottest weekends of the year. A must do if you are in town that weekend.
    Written October 15, 2023
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to visit. I was in Toronto in December 2022, so I decided to check out this market. Although there were more people than I expected (which made me feel more crowded), the atmosphere was lively and there were full of activities.
    Written August 21, 2023
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  • Annie
    Toronto, Canada74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My day started early
    3 friends & I were guests on the Toronto Revellers float
    That was part of the Caribana Parade
    Our truck was pulling out #2
    Just as we were breaking all the rules
    Trying to locate our designated parking spot
    It didn’t matter in the end, we lucked out and found a spot for FREE
    We parked the car, grab our essentials and we were off
    Running to catch the Toronto Revellers float so we could jump on board
    We caught up to the truck and it was adventure getting on board
    One leg up and brace yourself
    While 2 burly security guys grab an arm and haul you on board
    Once on board we made our way to the top of the truck and secured a spot
    To see all the carnival revellers from atop the truck with all the beautiful colors
    All blending into one big sea of love as they dance, bump and grind their way
    Along the parade route, feathers, sequins and elaborate make-up are a part of each costume
    The time, patience and effort that must go into the making of all the costumes
    Its mind boggling when you see all of them together
    The collective effort that goes on behind the scenes
    The spirit of cooperation
    And then we were offered a drink
    A fancy Ciroc with either a pineapple or mango flavor
    I enjoyed a pineapple flavored Ciroc for the first round
    Damn delicious, even in the Liquid Sunshine (as they call it in Tobago)
    Soon the food was making it rounds
    Chicken Legs, Chicken Strips, Beef Patties, Timbits, Pizza
    There was plenty for everyone and much was shared
    Many interesting people boarded the Toronto Revellers Truck on parts of the route
    We had a visit from John Tory & Doug Ford
    I met so many lovely people who all welcomed me with open arms
    To my first Caribana celebration
    I felt as though I was in Trinidad with all the island love around me
    It was a day of fun … time well spent with family & new friends
    As we enjoyed a taste of the Caribbean together on the streets of Toronto
    Next year, I hope to do it all over again with the Toronto Revellers
    This crew really knows how to do it right
    Everyone was looked after well with plenty food, drink & music
    I’d like to personally thank Jamaal Magloire for the tickets and the opportunity
    It was an experience I will never forget, an opportunity of a lifetime
    Until next time
    One Love
    Written July 8, 2019
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  • Jerry D from Bramalea
    Caledon, Canada248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been attending the Royal with our daughters for over 30 years except now they are taking us (booking the tickets LOL) !
    It has changed over the years and not in a great way - gone are all the real agricultural exhibits : rabbits, geese, ducks, crops and crafts.
    Unfortunately taken over by all the hucksters shilling massagers, eavestroughs and useless "modern" household accoutrements of every sort.
    So long to the "country" aspect of the Royal :(
    Well at least they still have goats, sheep, cows and the horses :)
    We still enjoy what is left but lament the changes (I'm sure $ driven).
    Written November 19, 2019
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  • Whennie78
    Napanee, Canada44 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lights were beautiful and it was nice getting outside & embracing Canadian Winter life. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this festival. It is too expensive. The Admission only covers getting inside. The rides are expensive, as are the snacks & beverages. Skating is free if you bring your skates, if you have to rent them expect to pay $7.00. There is story time with Santa for younger children. We had 2 12-year olds and didn't find that they were overly impressed with this event.
    Written March 2, 2020
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