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August 31, 2015 – Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Trinidad and Tobago community on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day.

Trinidad and Tobago gained it’s independence from the Great Britain on August 31, 1962. At midnight on August 30, 1962, the British flag was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised, with pride, for the first time.

This first Independence Day was marked by a week of festivities and events across the country from August 28th to September 5th. That tradition continues today.


Our city flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. Toronto’s diverse communities share and celebrate their cultures and traditions with residents in every corner of our city.


As a city proud of its multiculturalism, each and every community plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.