Each year Toronto hosts a festival called Caribana. it is to celebrate the contribution of the Caribbean community in Canada and generally black history.
For an interesting article on it see.
Official web page
The parade ended about 10 blocks from my house and wound its way through the exhibition grounds and out onto Lakeshore Blvd.
I really need to get another lens for my new camera. These pics were shot with a 70-200 zoom, would have been better with somethign shorter than 50.
Here are the crowds
The festival is truly multicultural....
This little girl sure was concentrating hard on her steel drums
Of course there are dancers
Looks like it is tiring to drag your costume over the 3.6 km parade route
Then there are the trucks and floats...
And if you wonder how the float riders go to the bathroom, this one answers the question