Two Sunlime Mas masqueraders at the 2022 Toronto Caribbean Carnival. One masquerader is dawning a green feathered costume while interviewing a second female masquerader dawning a large yellow feathered frontline costume.

How to register for Toronto Carnival

Hello to all of our first-time Carnival Babies 👋🏿 So you want to play mas at Toronto Carnival (formerly known as Caribana), but you’re unsure of how or where to begin? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll discuss how easy it is to register to play mas at the 2024 Caribana parade.

1. The first step to participate in the Grand Parade is to sign up with a Mas Band. In order to play mas at the Grand Parade, you must be registered with an official Mas Band. Check out our Costume Showcase (Band Launch) on YouTube.

2. Now that our costumes have been released, registration is open on our website You now have the ability to select the costume and section you’d like to play mas in. You will be required to pay a deposit (or the full amount depending on your preference). Once your costume has been purchased you will be considered registered for the Toronto Carnival Parade!

Masqueraders with Sunlime Mas at the 2022 Toronto Carnival Parade

3. When you purchase your costume with Sunlime Mas, you’ll receive a lot of great perks! Your costume purchase includes your costume of choice, a wristband to access the parade route at the Grand Parade, breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day, rum punch and non-alcoholic beverages, security, two music trucks with a stellar lineup of local and international DJs, and your Sunlime goodie bag with items from our incredible sponsors!


  1. […] How do I register for Toronto Carnival?To participate in the parade, you need to sign up with a band and purchase a costume from a Mas Band. It’s easy to do, just visit our website and select the section you want to play in. A deposit is required to secure your spot, with the balance due on pick-up day. Learn more about how to register for the 2023 Toronto Carnival parade here. […]

  2. Kiara Lewis says:

    Hello, this will be my first time playing Mas I have reviewed all of the bands and Sunlime stood out the most to me. I know it’s still early in the year but I wanted to get a head start for registration. I look forward to being a apart of this band and celebrating the Caribbean culture

    • Sunlime Mas says:

      Hey Kiaraa,

      Thanks for the comment! We’d be delighted to have you join our band. We will open up pre-registration in a few weeks — I recommend following us on Instagram as it will be posted there as well as on our website. 

      Our Band Launch, where we release our costume lineup for this year will be taking place sometime in April, at which point pre-registrants will have first access to our costumes.

  3. I live in Michigan in the United States and my friends and I are coming up to Toronto for the parade. How would I be able to purchase tickets to be a participant? And would I be able to make my own costume here in the states?

    • Hey Ophelia, thanks for your comment! Only registered masqueraders are permitted on the parade route with bands. You are welcome to purchase tickets to the parade and build your own costume. Tickets to the event can be purchased directly through the Toronto Carnival website. Please note that ticket holders will be on the opposite side of the fence and are not permitted to be part of the band, or walk the parade route.

      If you’re interested in being on the parade route with a band (with all the inclusions) you would have to purchase a costume here:

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