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In the Community: Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Over a million tourists flock to Toronto every summer to celebrate the city’s thriving Caribbean community. When the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, began in 1967, it was just three days. Now, the festival has grown into North America’s largest with four weeks of events.

On August 4, ATU Local 113 joined the festivities by marching in the carnival’s Grand Parade. Surrounded by colourful costumes and great food, ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers played music and danced along the route. Toronto’s transit system knits our city’s many neighborhoods into one of the world’s most vibrant urban areas. It is an important goal of ATU Local 113 to go beyond simply connecting people and places, but also reaching out and staying in touch with those our Sisters and Brothers serve.

Chris Jones in front of ATU Local 113’s Toronto Caribbean Festival float – fitted with drums and sparkles!

Thank you to everyone who participated. See you next year!