|William Doyle Marshall tours Scarborough Mas Camps in Toronto's East end.|
On Thursday night journalist William Doyle Marshall (CHYR, Indo-Caribbean Journal etc) toured three of the Mas Camps to talk to the Mas men and women running the camps. The Camps are where the costumes that dancer wear while playing mas at the street parade are constructed. As well the camps are gathering spots where people interested in Carnival can order costumes, volunteer their help and generally Lime (hang-out).
The Mas Camps pick their location based on price and space rather than on ease of being found! Finding the camps is really a matter of being in the know! Most camps have little or no signage, no street numbers and no lighting. Mas camps are open most evenings, many have food and refreshments available for purchase. Best way to find the camps is by visiting the festival's website www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com
|Calaloo's costumes have a Native Americas theme|
|Mervyn Skeete in his Connection's showroom|