30th St Patrick’s Day Parade In Toronto

Mainly cloudy and a high of 6 expected tomorrow Sunday March 19th for the 30th Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrating Ireland’s patron saint. Irish eyes will be smiling and be with you downtown ! The parade will be filled with Irish cheer and floats starting at Noon. The St Paddy’s Parade begins on the corner of Bloor Street and St. George Street (near St. George subway station) and heads east on Bloor Street,  turns south on Yonge Street and finally turns west on Queen Street, finishing at the parade reviewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square. The parade starts at 12 noon and the line of march lasts about 90 minutes at any given point along the route. Access from the TTC subway can be made at the following stations: St. George, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas and Queen. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and the parade will honour the deep rooted connection between our two great lands. The Parade will also help to fight hunger in our communities! Families are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the parade and watch for volunteers from Toronto Paramedic Association and Toronto Paramedic Services who will be collecting donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank along the parade route. Last year’s Food Drive totals were 1,925 lbs of food and $3,300 in cash. This was the combined total of the Toronto Paramedic Services internal “100 Pound Station Challenge,” online cash donations, and what was brought in on Parade Day by parade goers and community groups marching in the procession. This year the Paramedics have set a goal to collect 5,000 lbs of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Parade Route:

Road closures:

St. George Street, from Bloor Street West to College Street.

  • Devonshire Place, from Bloor Street West to Hoskin Avenue.

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Hoskin Avenue, from St. George Street to Queen’s Park Crescent.
  • Harbord Street from St. George Street to Huron Street.

11:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bloor Street, from Huron Street to Yonge Street.
  • Yonge Street, from Bloor Street to Queen Street.
  • Queen Street West, from Yonge Street to University Avenue.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Bay Street, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West.
  • Elizabeth Street, from Dundas Street West to Hagerman Street.
  • Hagerman Street, from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street.

12:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • University Avenue, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West.
  • Armoury Street, from University Avenue to Chestnut Street.
  • Centre Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Armoury Street.

Also worth noting is that TTC streetcar service on Queen Street West will be disrupted during the event at around noon.

Photo and Source www.St Patricks.Toronto.com

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