2004 - 2018 LakeShore Mardi Gras


Live Music will play on the main stage and buskers will perform dazzling displays of entertainment.

Singles, couples, and families will enjoy the refreshing open-air ambience of the Lakeshore Mardi Gras in a natural park setting in the heart of the beautiful Lakeshore community. Taking place over a 4 day long weekend from August 3rd to August 6th, the community-based event draws its inspiration from the world famous Mardi Gras held annually in New Orleans.

Last year the event was a huge success and this year promises to be bigger and better! Participants will be able to sample a wide variety of cuisines, while enjoying Dixie, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Country bands in one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Toronto, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, on the historic Lakeshore Grounds. There will also be a kid's zone, interactive games, and food vendors, a midway, and market vendors offering arts, crafts, jewellery and more.

  • Organizing Committee:

  • Jim Surphlis: Chair
  • Ruth Smitheram
  • Steve Caragianakos
  • Sam Caragianakos
  • Raymond Goosen
  • Lenny Harris
  • Michael Bacon