Bright colours, sequence and traditional Caribbean music will fill the streets of downtown Toronto this weekend with the 49th annual Toronto Caribbean Parade.
The festivities, which got underway at 10:30 Saturday morning is the largest event of it’s kind in North America with over a million people expected to take in attendance.
The event itself will see thousands of parade goers and participants dressed in lavish colours and dazzling outfits dance their way through the streets.
The parade kicks off at Exhibition Place and will proceed southbound on Newfoundland Drive and westbound on Lake Shore Boulevard.
The parade will finish up back at British Columbia Road at around 8 p.m.
With this, several road closures will be in effect throughout the downtown core.
See below for all listed road closures. Most of the roads will re-open Sunday at 6 a.m.
– Westbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Strachan Avenue to Parkside Drive
– Eastbound, Lake Shore Boulevard West from Colborne Lodge Drive to Strachan Avenue and
– Dufferin Street south of Springhurst Avenue.
– Eastbound Gardiner Expressway exit to Jameson Avenue;
– Jameson Avenue and British Columbia Road entrance ramps to Eastbound Gardiner Expressway and
– Westbound Gardiner Expressway to Dunn Avenue exit ramp.
– Dufferin Street south of King Street West
– Dowling Avenue south of King Street West
– Stadium Road south of Lake Shore Boulevard West
– Queen’s Quay West, west of Bathurst Street
– Springhurst Avenue west of Jameson Avenue and
– Springhurst Avenue east of Jameson Avenue