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Torontonians will have to get used to calling their Caribbean street festival the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.

Caribana has changed its name after a dispute over naming rights with people formerly in charge of the festival.

The Caribana Arts Group lost control of the festival in 2006 after financial discrepancies saw responsibility for the festival transferred to the Festival Management Committee. During the transition there were talks about whether or not the name Caribana could be used, but it wasn't until this year that a formal court injunction forced the committee to pick a new name.

"If we called it 'bingo,' everybody's still going to call it Caribana," said Stephen Weir, spokesperson for the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.

According to Mr. Weir, nothing will change with the festival besides its name. The committee is in the process of updating all of its signage to reflect the change.

The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto will run from July 14 to August 12.

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