With more than one million people expected for Caribana this year, there are concerns the city strike will ruin the celebration.

 

But organizers have only had to make a few alterations.
“Everything we’re doing is going ahead,” said Stephen Weir, a spokesperson for Caribana.
“We’re doing it no matter what.”

At this point, there are no plans to cancel or relocate the King and Queen Show at the city-run Lamport Stadium on July 30, despite concerns the venue would be shut down, Weir said. There was worry that, with ferries docked, the concerts on Olympic Island would be cancelled, but discussions are underway to move the Aug. 2 event to a new venue on the lakeshore.

Toronto’s 42nd Caribana festival kicks off today at noon at Yonge-Dundas Square.