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Toronto confirms return of summer festivals like Pride, Caribbean Carnival, more

Mayor John Tory has officially confirmed the return of summer festivals like the Pride parade and the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

This morning (March 4th), Tory was thrilled to say, “Welcome back Toronto.” A long list of major spring and summer events that have been cancelled or held virtually throughout COVID-19 will be returning in 2022. This will begin with the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 20th.

After previously suspending issuing permits for nearly all of Toronto’s large events, Tory has confirmed that they’re back. He says he’s been working with event organizers over the last few months to ensure the return of large-scale events in 2022.

“It’s been a very long and dark winter that lasted for a couple of years and it’s been filled with more than its fair share of tragedy, frustration and hurt,” Tory said. “But as with all winters it does come to an end and it’s followed by the hope that is brought by spring and in this case the wonderful events that we’re so used to that make our city such a great place to be. We are saying loudly and clearly with today’s message and all the events to follow welcome back Toronto and welcome back to Toronto.”

Tory announced the return of a whole slew of major events this morning. He also said that the city stays “very optimistic” that organizers of other major events, including the CNE, will soon confirm a 2022 return.

Check out the list of confirmed in-person events below.

Confirmed In-Person Toronto Events:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 20
Doors Open Toronto – May 28 to 29
Pride Month – June 1 to 26
TD Toronto Jazz Festival – June 24 to July 3
Luminato Festival – June 9 to 19
TD Salsa on St. Clair – July 9 to 10
Taste of Lawrence – July 8 to 10
Toronto Caribbean Carnival – July 7 to August 1
TD JerkFest – August 4 to 7
Taste of the Danforth – August 5 to 7
Toronto International Film Festival – September 8 to 18

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