Tag Archives: Caribana

York Libraries houses collection by Caribana founding member

Originally published in yFile: York University’s News.
As Toronto hosts the annual Caribbean Carnival that began more than 60 years ago to recognize Black emancipation from slavery, York University Libraries (YUL) celebrates its role in preserving and sharing the historic origins of the festival.

Photo credit: Kenneth Shah in costume for the Caribana parade, 1970. ASC, Shah [...]


Caribana’s Golden Anniversary: An archival research guide

Fifty years of celebrating Caribbean culture, playing mas, and dancing to the beat of the steel pan are preserved in archival records across Ontario. Over the years, the cultural event has grown from a community’s centenary gift to Canada to North America’s largest cultural event!
As gifting gold is a tradition for fiftieth-anniversaries, our gift to celebrate five [...]


Caribana Festival Retrospective

The festival formerly known as Caribana has been hosting events since June 14th but will culminate in the annual parade this holiday weekend.  Now known as the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (SCCT), here are some photographs of the earliest carnival parades in Toronto, taken by staff photographers at the Toronto Telegram.
Historical photographs from the Toronto [...]


International Day of Dance

In recognition of International Dance Day, here are a selection of our archival holdings from choreographers, dance companies, dance critics, dancers and organizations that have significant content related to dance.

F0172 Canadian Association for Professional Dance Organizations (CAPDO) fonds
F0199 Canadian Dance Festival fonds
F0285 Centre for Experimental Art & Communication fonds
F0198 Dance Umbrella Of Ontario fonds
F0142 Paul [...]


Exhibit : Black History Month

The Archives will be installing it's annual Black History Month exhibit on the second floor of the Scott Library for the month of February 2010.
01 February - 28 February 2010
Scott Library, 2nd floor atrium
This year we will be highlighting materials from three archival fonds emphasizing the contributions of African Canadians in the areas of the [...]