The Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s closing event has been postponed until late August in a last-minute announcement.
In a tweet, the Toronto Carnival said its “Carnival Flavours” had been called off and would take place on Aug. 27 and 28 at Yonge-Dundas Square.
“Carnival Flavours is postponed this afternoon in order to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 60th Independence with a free event at Yonge Dundas Square on August 27 and 28,” the tweet said.
Refunds will be issued to those who bought tickets, organizers said.
The event was planned to feature Caribbean food and drink to close out the weekend of festivities.
On Saturday, thousands flocked to Toronto’s waterfront for the festival’s Grande Parade.
It is a large tourist attraction for Toronto with many attendees travelling to the city from across North America to celebrate the festival’s return.
Crowds stretch for kilometres along the parade route, with celebrants setting up lawn chairs and enjoying food from vendors.
— with files from The Canadian Press