Since 2022, the Tribago Toronto Cultural Festival has been held in downtown Toronto to celebrate Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence. The event is held under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, in partnership with Tourism Trinidad Limited and the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd.
Held annually at Yonge & Dundas Square, now renamed Sankofa Square, the two day event has grown from 18,000 visitors to over 22,000 in just one year.
The overwhelming response from the Trinbagonian community, Caribbean community and Ontario residents of all backgrounds has led to Trinbago being named one of the cities best summer events by NOW Magazine.
During Trinbago, the rich culture of Trinidad & Tobago is on full display, with music, food and dance. Attendees will be jumping and waving to Soca, Calypso and Steelpan courtesy of local and international artists. Visitors will also savour a variety of authentic delicacies from Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinbago provides a paid opportunity for dozens of local Caribbean artists to perform to a large audience, Caribbean volunteers from learn valuable skills in event planning, marketing, sales, stage management, and more. It also creates an opportunity for Caribbean food and craft vendors to sell their products and generate significant income.