Toronto's largest St. Patrick's Day party is officially postponed

Mar 2 2020, 9:11 am

Toronto won’t be turning green for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year.

Dubbed the city’s largest St. Paddy’s Day party, Guinness SPD, is postponing the event due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“The health and safety of our guests as our top priority and concern,” the event page said.

“We ask that you please kindly grant some patience while we work hard to sort out the next steps for all our guests.”

The event page also noted that email communications will be sent to ticket holders with next steps in the coming days.

Guinness SPD is now in it’s eighth year and was supposed to return to Toronto this month, transforming the city’s waterfront into a sea of festivities for 6,000 green-clad party-goers.

The event featured an all-day celebration, so you could drink green beer and act like a leprechaun from am ’til pm.


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The event was supposed to kick off bright and early at 11:30 am.

Early bird attendees were able to get a head start on the party with a free pancake breakfast from 11:30 am until 1 pm, and a Lucky Charm cereal bar from noon ’til 5 pm.


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The event included St. Patrick’s Day favourites like, live music, dancers, and tons of activities like interactive games, photo booths, airbrush tattoo artists, and much more.

There were also supposed to be three outdoor patios, to hang out inside, outside, or both.

Guinness SPD

When: Postponed
Where: Polson Pier — 11 Polson Street
Tickets: Available online starting at $15