Tuesday July 9th, 2019
Today (Tuesday July 9th, 2019) was the kick off to the 52nd Annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival https://torontocarnival.ca . The month long festival began in 1967 in Toronto and was supposed to be a one-time celebration of the Canadian Centennial in Ontario’s provincial capital city. Today over a million people from around the world visiting the GTA to “jump up” during carnival including the jewel of the festival, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade (Saturday August 3rd, 2019.) Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was on location at City Hall https://www.toronto.ca/ Nathan Phillips Square https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/venues-facilities-bookings/booking-city-facilities/city-squares/nathan-phillips-square/ to speaks with Councillor Michael Thompson https://twitter.com/thompson_37?lang=en Deputy Mayor, Chair of Toronto’s Economic & Community Development Committee, Executive Committee about the history behind the event, it’s economic impact to the GTA and a big announcement for the event from Mayor John Tory https://twitter.com/JohnTor and the City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/ .