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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