Current Events and CultureAs a vibrant community in its own right, Scarborough hosts various events throughout the year suitable for people of all ages. The streets temporarily close during celebrations like the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. For more than 50 years, this popular event showcases four glorious weeks of Caribbean culture, cuisine, music, performing arts, and revelry. Attend the Junior Carnival Parade, the King & Queen Showcase, or the Grand Parade, the carnival’s largest and most anticipated event.
Toronto foodies can also savor the tastes and sounds of a local food festival. Each summer, Scarborough Rib Fest at Thomson Memorial Park offers midway rides, games, karaoke competitions, crafts, and a selection of food ranging from ribs and hot dogs to fresh corn on the cob and fries. Admission to the Scarborough Rib Fest is free, but do consider donating to the Rotary Club at the gate.
Art lovers should check out Nuit Blanche Toronto in October. Held at the Scarborough Civic Center, Nuit Blanche Toronto is North America’s largest contemporary art event attracting more than 1.2 million visitors in a single year. To date, the event has featured more than 1,400 art installations by over 4,900 artists.