All eyes will turn to Toronto streets on March 11, as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be descending on the city.
The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, mascots, clowns, marching bands, and beloved Irish characters is one of the best events in March.
The massive festivities kick off at noon, as the parade begins on the corner of Bloor and St. George Street (near St. George subway station) and heads east on Bloor Street.
The parade then turns south on Yonge Street and finally turns west on Queen Street, finishing at the parade review stand at Nathan Phillips Square.
Access from the TTC subway can be made at the following stations: St. George, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas and Queen.
Organizers say the parade will last an hour and a half. As a result, there will be plenty of road closures taking place throughout the downtown core.
Expect delays of 30 minutes throughout downtown Toronto on alternate routes such as Spadina Avenue, Church Street and Jarvis Street due to the St Patrick’s Day Parade and the subway closures.