Sunday, August 9, 2015

Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2015

Hey Readers! 

On Saturday August 1st, the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival took place at the Exhibition Grounds and Lakeshore.  Below are a some pictures we took at the Grand Parade! Check out our Facebook page for the album.

 In case you didn't make it to the parade, below is summary of the results! Congratulations to all the winners and 2015 participants!  

BAND OF THE YEAR - LARGE CATEGORY 1. Carnival Nationz - 563.4 points Theme: "On Broadway"  Band Leaders: Marcus Eustace and Bryce Aguiton
2. Toronto Revellers - 542.5 points
Theme: "Torch: The Spirit of the Games" Band Leader: Jamaal Magliore
3. Louis Saldenah's Mas-K Club- 534 points
Theme: "Chronicles of Machel Montano" Band Leader: Louis Saldenah

1. Fantazia International - 460 points Theme: "Wonders of The Caribbean" Band Leader: Will Morton
2. Connections - 443 points Theme: "A Celebration of Life"  Band Leader: Mervyn Skette
3. Durham Mas - 434 points
Theme: "Seasons of Change" Band Leader: Jerrol Augustine

 If you played mas or attended the parade this year, considering providing your feedback by completing the following survey created by Save Toronto Carnival: Click Here


Friday, July 17, 2015

Toronto Junior Carnival 2015

Toronto Junior Carnival Parade
Jul 18th, 2015 - from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m
Malvern and Neilson Parks, Scarborough, ON
Free event
Good for family
Bring your kids and have fun
The Junior Carnival and Family Day event provides its audience and the surrounding community of Malvern the opportunity to experience the cultural presentation of young performers as they participate in their earlier years. This event engages the three stakeholder groups: Toronto Mas Bands Association, Organization of Calypso Performing Artists, and the Ontario Steelpan Association. This family event is being presented to allow young people to participate as producers, performers, and presenters. The Junior Carnival and Family Day event continues to be supported by the Children’s Breakfast Club and the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services

Monday, May 18, 2015

De Regulars Caribbean Spectacle

On Saturday May 16th, D'Regulars Mas Band held their 2016 Band Launch Presentation Caribbean Spectacle at D'Pavilion. The launch was hosted by comedian Malaika Bryce and music was provided by Dj Stretch and JUK. 

In case you missed the launch, here are some pictures of the sections.

 During the launch Malaika engaged audience members to help provide suggestions on naming the six seven sections.

For more information on De Regulars, please check out their website at

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fantazia: Wonders of the Caribbean

On Saturday May 2nd, Fantazia International launched their 2015 Toronto Carnival presentation Wonders of the Caribbean. Their launch was held at 730 Military Trail in Scarborough.

In case you missed the launch, below are a few pictures.

More pictures can be found in our Facebook album here.

We'll update this post with more information on mas camp location and opening as it becomes available.

Toronto Revellers- Torch

On Saturday May 2nd, Toronto Revellers Launched their 2015 Toronto Carnival presentation Torch: Spirit of the Games. The launch was held at the Armenian Community Centre, in Scarborough. 

In case you missed the launch, here are some pictures below. 

For more pictures of the presentation, check out our Facebook album

Toronto Revellers mas camp is located at 851 Milner Avenue. 
The Grand Opening Mas Camp is Saturday May 9th!
For more information on Toronto Revellers check out their website at

Carnival Nationz- Broadway

On Saturday April 25th, Carnival Nationz launched their 2015 presentation ON BROADWAY.
The launch was held at their mas camp in Scarborough at 71 Dynamic Drive.

In case you missed their launch, here are some pictures of the sections. 

For more pictures from the launch check out our album here.

Carnival Nationz loyalty registration begins on Saturday May 2nd and continues with general registration on May 3rd, 2015. Online registration will begin the following week.

For more information on Carnival Nationz, check out their website at

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saldenah: Chronicles of Machel Montano

On Friday April17th, Saldenah Mas Band held their launch for their 2015 theme, Chronicles of Machel Montano. The launch was held at the Chandni Grand, a new venue in Scarborough. The launch began at around 12:30am, with 17 sections gracing the runway. Each section represented hit songs from extensive Machel Montano's catalog of new and classic music. 

The sections included:  

 Big Phat Fish

Powder Puff 

Outta Space


Vibes Cyan Done


Indian Gyal


Wild Ants

The Sun

Higher Than High

Mr. Fete


Pump Your Flag


Party Done

Like Ah Boss 

For more pictures from the launch check out our Facebook album 1 and 2.  
As well as video from the launch posted on our instagram page @thecollaboblog
For more information on Saldenah registration, check out their website at: