The Toronto Caribbean Festival has been billed as North America’s largest street festival. Beginning in July, the multi-week festivities lead up to the parade which occurs over the Simcoe Day long weekend which occurs on the first weekend in August. Simcoe Day is named in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (today's Ontario) who is credited with signing An Act to Prevent the Further Introduction of Slaves, and to Limit the Terms of Contracts for Servitude Within This Province (1793). The festival also coincides with August 1, which is also known as Emancipation Day.
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