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Man injured in stabbing near Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrations: police – Toronto
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Man injured in stabbing near Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrations: police – Toronto

A man was stabbed on Toronto’s Lake Shore Boulevard at the same time the Caribbean Carnival’s grand parade was taking place. In a tweet, Toronto police said they were called to the area of Lake Shore Boulevard West and British Columbia Road, near the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, at around 5:24 p.m. Saturday.Police said there were reports of a man who had been stabbed. Officers located a victim with serious injuries, who was taken to hospital by paramedics.The incident took place in the same area where thousands were celebrating the return of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival. Trending Stories Lake Shore Boulevard West was closed from Colborne Lodge Drive in the west to Bathurst Street in the west between 2 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday for the festival. ...
Caribbean Carnival triumphantly returns to Toronto streets – Toronto
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Caribbean Carnival triumphantly returns to Toronto streets – Toronto

For Natasha Pierre, the colours and costumes of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival represent long-awaited freedom following years of pandemic restrictions and cancellations. “The costumes are freedom, this is freedom through two years of rough pandemic,” she told Global News. “So let’s celebrate again.”The costumes and festivities from the Caribbean Carnival are back on Lake Shore Boulevard West after a two-year hiatus.The 2022 celebration, attended by thousands of party-goers, marks the 55th such event. It is one of many festivals that have returned this summer, including The Taste of Little Italy and Pride. Read more: List of road closures in Toronto over August long weekend as Caribbean Carnival returns Toronto Mayor John Tory said the event is an important par...