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Emancipation 21

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emancipation Day is now formally recognized across Canada. Join us as we celebrate this historic moment in Canadian history.

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival collaborates with other community organizations to bring one of the largest Emancipation Day celebrations to life. The Emancipation 21 microsite will provide educational resources, event listings, and our interactive timeline project. 


Events include the CN Tower lighting, Flag Ceremony, Freedom Walk, and an hour-long virtual production via Youtube by the Ontario Black Historical Society, featuring guest appearances from notable figures in the Caribbean Community including Kardinal Offishall. 


Date          Event                                                   Host

July 31st     159th Annual Emancipation Festival    Owen Sound

August 1st  Emancipation Day Celebration            Virtual (Youtube Live)

August 1st  CN Tower Lighting Ceremony             CN Tower (Toronto)

July TBD    Freedom Walk                                      TBD


August 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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