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TD JerkFest Toronto Announces Masicka as 2024 Headliner

Toronto – The excitement is palpable as TD JerkFest 2024 gears up to ignite Centennial Park in Etobicoke with a burst of Caribbean culture, cuisine, and music from August 9th to August 11th. This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience, with a lineup of new features and a headline act that is sure to captivate audiences.

Leading the charge on Friday night is Masicka, a rising star in the dancehall scene hailed for his groundbreaking fusion of genres. With his unique blend of hardcore hip-hop and modern R&B, Masicka is set to deliver a performance that pushes the boundaries of traditional dancehall music, promising an electrifying night of entertainment.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. TD JerkFest 2024 is introducing several enhancements to elevate the festival experience. One major change is the transition to a cashless system at entry gates and alcohol bars, ensuring a smoother and more efficient process for attendees. With more surprises in store, festival-goers can expect a weekend filled with delicious cuisine, interactive chef demos, family fun, and performances from both international and local artists.

In keeping with its commitment to supporting local talent, TD JerkFest is teaming up with Flow 98.7 to showcase finalists of the Show Your Flow contest on the festival stage. Cash prizes are up for grabs, providing aspiring artists with a platform to showcase their skills and talents.

Commenting on the festival, Robyn Small, Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank Group, highlighted the importance of events like TD JerkFest in bringing communities together and celebrating diversity. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD Bank Group is proud to support cultural events that promote equity and provide opportunities for connection and collaboration.

As anticipation builds for TD JerkFest 2024, organizers are promising more announcements on headliners, chefs, and contests in the coming months. With its vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture and flavors, TD JerkFest is set to be a highlight of the summer festival season in Toronto.

For more information about TD JerkFest 2024, visit and follow @JerkFestivalToronto on Instagram, @JerkFestivalToronto on Twitter, and @JerkFestivalCanada on Facebook.


The return of TD JerkFest is not just a celebration of Caribbean culture but also a testament to the resilience and creativity of the community. By embracing new features and showcasing emerging talent like Masicka, the festival continues to evolve while staying true to its roots. As we look forward to another unforgettable weekend at Centennial Park, let us celebrate the diversity and vibrancy that make our community so unique.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief and Afro-Canadian Affairs Writer at Vision Newspaper - The Caribbean Update. With over two decades of experience, he is a dedicated advocate for amplifying Afro-Canadian voices. Alwin leads with vision, shaping the newspaper's editorial direction to reflect the diverse Jamaican Diaspora community. His insightful commentary and investigative reporting shed light on issues of identity and social justice, sparking crucial conversations and inspiring positive change. Alwin is not only a journalist but also a community leader, actively involved in initiatives promoting equity and representation. For feedback Alwin can be reached at

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