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vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for July 12, 2013 

It’s that time of year again! Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is just around the corner (events July 14, 2013 to August 11, 2013) and there are still hotel packages to be had — but you need to hurry! says there are deals remaining at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto and double packages available at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto has quad packages (four people per room) starting at $360, triple packages starting at $430 and double packages starting at $570. This hotel has 202 luxury guestrooms, along with generous bathrooms and Asian-inspired décor.

At Sheraton Centre, there are only double packages left (two people per room), starting at $375. This hotel is near all of Toronto’s attractions and is connected to the financial and entertainment districts.

Today (July 12, 2013) is the last day to take advantage of these deals.

While visiting be sure to take a look at the Caribana Weekend Passes featured on this page, including The SOCA X Hip Hop Pass (three events, $65), The Ultimate Weekend Pass (three tickets, $85), Bet Def Jam Pass ($95), Two Day Thurs/Fri Value Pass ($30, two events).

Caribbean Carnival Sizzles in Toronto

Last year, Deputy Editor Rod Charles had an opportunity to attend the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival — formerly officially called Caribana — for its 45th anniversary. Charles remembered visiting the festival as a child and wrote that it hadn’t lost any of its magic.

Charles: “It was magical then, and it still is. I have early memories of the colourful chaos that is Caribana, and some of you reading this article have yours. Now in its 45th year, Caribana has grown since its start in 1967 to become North America’s largest cultural festival.

“Once a three-day event Caribana, or the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto as it’s officially called, now runs three weeks from July 17 to August 5. It’s a celebration that’s expected to draw more than a million tourists from all over the world. After the 2012 London Olympics, it just may be the biggest event happening on the planet at this time.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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