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article imageOp-Ed: Time To Feel Like An Ant, It's Caribana Weekend In Toronto

By KJ Mullins     Aug 2, 2008 in Lifestyle
It's time again for the Caribana invasion in Toronto. Living on the waterfront we residents know this is not the weekend to have plans to move quickly through the city. The TTC tries to move people swiftly, but those in cars make that impossible.
The easiest way to get to the festival that celebrates Caribbean life is from Union Station or Bathurst Station and taking the streetcars marked for the Exhibition. If you think you can do better on the road yourself you're in denial. The entire Lakeshore is closed today. Those in their car join the other million or so participants that thought it would be the smart move.
Those in the Greater Toronto Area taking the GO Transit get off at the Exhibition station.
The first Caribana was in 1967 to celebrate Canada's Centennial year. It was a hit and continues to get larger every year. With a parade covering the music and dance of Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, Brazil and other cultures represented in Toronto it's diversity in action.
As for me and mine, we'll be in the backyard sipping a beer or two with friends as the day turns into night. Until then we'll be hiding out inside. Outside is a slew of crazy people thinking they can find a parking spot on our street. Hope they brought some money, the parking authority loves Caribana.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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