Friday, July 15, 2016

Toronto Junior Carnival 2016

Hi Readers,

It's carnival time in the city! First Up, is the Junior Carnival and Family Day event which is taking place this weekend. The Junior Carnival 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.

Event Details:
Jul 16, 2016 - 10.00am-8.00pm
Malvern & Neilson Park

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Toronto Revellers Band Launch- LOST Secrets of the Amazon

On Saturday May 14th, Toronto Revellers launched their 2016 presentation Lost: Secrets of the Amazon. This year also marked Toronto Revellers 10 year anniversary as a band.

In case you missed the launch, check out some pictures below.

For more information check out Toronto Revellers check out their website at

Carnival Redemption Band Launch- Enchanted Mythical Gardens

On Friday May 13th, Carnival Redemption showcased their inaugural Band Launch and theme Enchanted Mythical Gardens. The launch was held at Luxy Nightclub.

Carnival Redemption Mas Camp is located at 116 Manville Road.

For more information on Carnival Redemption and registration check out their Instagram page at @carnivalredemption

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Carnival Nationz Band Launch- The Nest

On Saturday April 30th Carnival Nationz launched their 2016 presentation "The Nest" for Toronto Carnival. Depicting an array of birds, 14 sections took flight down the runway. In case you missed the launch, check out a few pictures below.

For more information on costumes and registration check out Carnival Nationz website at

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Island Vybz Mas Band Launch - Genese

On Friday April 29th Island Vybz Mas Band launched their inaugural presentation Genese. With 14 years of Mas making experience both locally and internationally, though launching as a new band, Island Vybz is seasoned within the Toronto Carnival scene. 

Given two launches occurred on the same night, The Collabo Team had to divide and conquer to cover both launches, but it was definitely worth it. Island Vybz Mas costumes dazzled with many showstopper sections designed exclusively by Designing Daryl. 

We also applaud Island Vybz Mas approach regarding their media e-invite and thank you letter for attending the launch. Such a nice touch! 

If their approach on the Lakeshore is like their personalized approach for the launch, I think masqueraders will be in for a treat.  

For.more information on Island Vybz Mas check out their website at

Interested in more coverage from the launch? Check out our videos posted on our Instagram page @thecollaboblog