Not Always Happy In Canada But Forever Jolly

Stephen Weir | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada
Stephen Weir

In the Black, a new autobiography by activist businessman and radio pioneer B. Denham Jolly, is going to have members of Toronto's white community see...

The Caribana Photobomber That Made My Heart Smile

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

The photobomber in my phone highlights a man who, instead of ignoring the message, chose to stand with me and show compassion for a cause he probably cannot fully understand but supports anyway. After all, most of us here on earth would love to exist in an equal and just society.

Carnival Beauty Rules We All Need To Follow

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Style

Feathers. That is all.

Toronto's Must-Visit Summer Festivals For 2016

Allison Eberle | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Toronto is the place to be this summer. Whether you're into photography, music, family-friendly fun, dining, flowers or theater, there's a summer festival in Hogtown that's guaranteed to interest and excite you. In fact, there are so many festivals on schedule between May and September, that you may never want to leave. The following are six of the best summer festivals happening this year in Toronto.

Caribana Has Been Stripped of Cultural Meaning

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

Carnival, a cultural expression in the Americas is not just confined exclusively to lavishing costumes, dancing and street performances, which has been etched into our social consciousness. Carnival has its roots in the struggle of marginalized Africans to shape their cultural identity.

Drake Releases Limited-Edition Caribana Tee

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Style

It even comes with limited edition stickers!

Make August Canada's Black History Month

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

Somewhere out there Drake needs to stand up and write a song about this fact for people to understand that his OVO concert takes place on a weekend made possible by a person that fought for the freedom of his ancestors. Well, at least the black half of his ancestors.

LOOK: Caribana Parade Is Full Of Colour And Dancing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada

Toronto's Caribbean Carnival, which almost everyone calls Caribana, is without a doubt the most colourful and extravagant festival the city puts on ev...

LOOK: Caribana Is Colourful And Full Of Life

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Toronto's Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival culminates today with its annual parade, which typically bustles with colourful costumes, upbeat mus...

30 Caribbean Foods We Can't Stop Drooling Over

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living

Toronto celebrates the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (or Caribana, as the rest of us like to say), on Saturday, Aug. 2, with city-wide festivities fea...

Proof Caribana Is The Most Stylish Parade In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Style

Caribana festivities kicked off at the beginning of July but the highlight of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival is unquestionably the Caribana Parade, wh...

Rueshad Grant Identified As Victim Of Carnival Float Death

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada

Police have identified the 18-year-old man who died after he was reportedly run over by a float at Toronto's Caribbean Carnival last night as Rueshad...

Police Investigate Toronto Caribbean Carnival Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police are appealing for witnesses as they investigate the death of a young man at the city's Caribbean Carnival.Police say 18-year-...

Teen Dies At Caribana After Falling Off Float

CBC | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada

A reveller at the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto died Saturday night after falling from a float during the celebrations. The 18-year-old ...

21 Of The Best Caribbean Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, kicked off in early July and runs until Sunday, August 4. The festival, known for its Cari...

Caribana 2013: Best Of Toronto's Caribbean Carnival Parade Style (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Style

Happy Caribana 2013! The Toronto Caribbean Carnival launched earlier in July but the real attraction, the parade (North American's largest Caribbea...

The Black Canadian Activist Who Was Never a Citizen

Anthony Morgan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

Canada has lost one of its fiercest, most uncompromising, contentious and passionate pursuers of justice and equality, Mr. Charles Roach. On October 2, Roach passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Of all his pursuits for a fairer and more just society, however, the most controversial of Roach's advocacy efforts was his push, since 1988, to get a Canadian court to recognize that it is a violation of individuals' constitutionally guaranteed freedom of conscience to require prospective Canadians to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II.

Ay! Caramba!: Toronto Ready To Caribana

CBC | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

Just as has been happening for the past 45 years, last minute preparations are underway for this weekend's Caribbean Carnival. The King an...

Spending Time in the Way Back Machine

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Alyson Renaldo

Toronto has changed quite a bit since I was a kid in the 80s. For anybody brought up in the 80s/90s, jump into the 'way back' machine with me for a moment.