To participate and sign up for the parade, you need to purchase a costume from a Mas Band. It's easy to do, just visit our website sunlime.ca 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.
After our Band Launch / Costume Showcase on April 2nd, registration for each section will open up online through our website sunlime.ca. Once you've chosen your costume, a deposit is required to secure your spot and the remaining balance is due upon pick-up.
The 2023 Toronto Carnival Parade takes place on August 5th, so mark your calendars and allyuh get ready for an unforgettable experience!
Costumes must be picked up in person at our Mas Camp located at 3595 St. Clair Ave East, Toronto, the week of the parade. Follow us on Instagram for the latest pick-up dates and times. Unfortunately, we do not offer shipping for costumes at this time.
Your costume purchase includes the costume of your choice, a wristband for parade route access, food and drinks on parade day, 2 Music Trucks with a fully stacked DJ lineup, security, and other goodies to ensure an incredible experience.
Yes, discounts are usually extended to groups of 5 or more, depending on the Section Leader. Get in touch with the Section Leader from the section you're interested in playing with for more information.
Unfortunately, we do not offer packages for flight, hotel, costumes, and tickets. It's best to book each separately for the best experience. Book your hotel directly through the hotel, purchase your costume directly from Sunlime Mas, and party tickets through Ticketgateway.com.
We recommend arriving as early as August 2nd to give yourself time to pick up your costume and get ready for the festivities.
The best area to stay depends on the experience you're looking for. If you want to be close to the action, downtown Toronto is the best choice, as the parade and other cultural events such as King & Queen, and Panorama take place there. Mississauga is a great option if you're looking to save money and avoid the chaos of downtown. UP Express will take you directly into downtown-Toronto from Toronto International Airport (YYZ). Pickering & Ajax in Durham Region are also affordable options with easy access through GO Transit to the parade route and downtown Toronto for parties and events.
The TTC public transportation system is an easy way to get around the city, and Uber is also available. We do not recommend driving to the parade, as traffic can be overwhelming. Take TTC or an Uber to Exhibition Place instead.
Have more questions? Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help make your 2023 Toronto Carnival experience unforgettable!