Greetings from Mrs. Tracey Ramsubagh-Mannette,
Acting Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto
It’s official – Trinbago Toronto is back again in 2023! Last year, we had an unbelievable entrance into the packed Toronto schedule of summer festivals, with 18,000 Trinbagonians and friends of Trinidad and Tobago flooding Yonge-Dundas Square. If you were there, we know that you would agree that there was something TRULY MAGICAL about having the red, white and black take over the heart of downtown Toronto for an entire weekend. With expectations high, we intend to return bigger and better on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th, 2023.
As before, the Festival takes its inspiration from our diaspora and the many areas in which they have distinguished themselves. We’re talking about academia, cuisine, sport, film, music, business and innovation, the creative and performing arts and everything in between. The overarching message that we are hoping to convey to our citizens here is that we are grateful to you, proud of you and recognize you as Trinidad and Tobago’s truest Ambassadors and best advocates. Today, because of you, the history of Canada cannot be written without special mention of Trinidad and Tobago as a vital partner that has produced so many who make invaluable contributions across all spheres in this country.
The event will be presented by Trinidad Tourism Limited, with support from the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited, under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto. Against the backdrop of the iconic Yonge-Dundas Square, the Trinbago Festival will celebrate us as Trinbagonians and bring us together to showcase our people’s warmth, ingenuity and resilience, the beauty of our twin islands, the vibrance of our cultural expressions, and the brilliance of our citizens here who fly our flag high every day. We hope that the Festival will also inspire Trinbagonians and both old and new friends to “come home” for an authentic Trinidad and Tobago experience.
We have so many people to thank for bringing this event to fruition, including a wide range of sponsors and partner organizations which are featured on this website, the event management team, the performers, vendors and all the persons working on the finest details behind the scenes. We also extend our gratitude to the City of Toronto for honouring the staging of this 2nd edition of the Trinbago Festival with a special illumination of the CN Tower and 3D Toronto sign in our national colours on August 26th, 2023. The collective effort behind the Trinbago Festival has truly been reflective of our national motto, “together we aspire, together we achieve”, a guiding light that we must all embrace to guarantee our greatness in the years ahead!
May God bless you and our beautiful Trinidad and Tobago. Enjoy the festivities everyone!