Every road closure to prepare for during the Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Nov 6 2019, 11:57 am

All eyes will turn to Toronto streets on November 17, as the 115th annual Santa Claus Parade descends upon the city.

The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, mascots, clowns, marching bands, and beloved holiday charactersĀ is one of the bestĀ November events in the city.

You can look forward to 34 floats, 20 marching bands, and festive characters during the parade, which kicks off atĀ 12:30 pm.

Just remember, if you’re planningĀ on getting a clear view of the big man in red, you’re going to want to head down early to get a good spot.

This year, the parade will follow a new route, and will instead start at Parliament and Bloor before making its way over to the St. Lawrence Market through Bloor, University, and Wellington streets.

Not sure where to go to see the parade? Hereā€™s the official parade map to help you plan.

2019 Parade Route

And whether you’re planning on attending the parade or not, there are a number of road closures that drivers and pedestrians will need to be prepared for.

2019 Santa Claus Parade Road Closures

115th Toronto Santa Claus Parade

When:Ā Sunday, November 17
Time:Ā Parade begins at 12:30 pm
Where:Ā Parade begins at the intersection of Bloor and Parliament