The Toronto Caribbean carnival was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the organizers.
“The board of directors of the festival management committee has decided that due to the continuing evolution of the spread of COVID-19, the serious threat to public health and the global health crisis, the events of a month held in July-August are canceled, “said a statement released Wednesday evening.
Canceled events include the launch of the festival, the Junior King and Queen Show, the Junior Parade, the Adult King and Queen Show, the Pan Alive and the Grand Parade.
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly Caribana, has been held in Toronto for 52 years.
The organizers said that if the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted before the festival, they would look for a way to celebrate in a non-traditional format on the weekend of August 1.