By Lori Bosworth
It isn’t officially St. Patrick’s Day until Monday, March 17, 2013, but you can celebrate with a crowd at the 27th Annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
The parade route begins at Bloor Street West and St. George Street at 12 noon then heads east along Bloor Street to Yonge Street. The parade then continues south until Queen Street then turns west until Nathan Phillips Square. The parade duration is an hour and a half.
You’ll see one hundred floats, bands and marching groups from Toronto’s Irish community and a variety of cultural groups celebrating Toronto’s diversity.
Toronto Paramedics and EMS, who will march in the parade, will be collecting non-perishable food items at the parade for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a celebration of St. Patrick, Ireland and Canada, which incorporates Toronto’s various cultural groups. The parade has been organized by the Toronto St. Patrick’s Parade Society since 1988; it is run entirely by volunteers with generous support from sponsors and partners.