Saturday, August 3
Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd.
The 47th annual Caribana Toronto Festival is home to North America’s largest Caribbean Parade. Because that’s how Toronto rolls! This more-than-impressive day features live Soca, Steelpan, and Calypso music, intricate props, larger-than-life costumes, and oh yes, dancing aplenty! Soooooo much dancing. The amusements and delights begin at 10am: the crack of mid-morning!
An insider’s tip for you: the parade shall be free of charge to those lining up along the Lakeshore route, and a mere $20 for those looking for a comfy seat within Exhibition Place. Just tell ‘em Will sent you!
In addition to soaking in the festivities, I shall be on hand to host my very own live talk show, titled Chill with Will. Expect it to be “epic,” as the youngsters a good century my junior would say. We’re talking a slick 19th-century talk show set, plus comedy, music, special CUPE 79 guests, and a healthy dose of rabble-rousing mayhem! Who says Craig Ferguson has the market cornered on high-energy Scotsman-hosted talk shows? Certainly not I!
Oh, and stick around to chat with yours truly: Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. I plan to mingle, pose for photographs, and engage in snappy banter, Rest assured, I shall be exactly as charming and whimsical as you’d imagine – if not more so!