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.
8 am to 12:30 pm
- Harbord Street, from Huron Street to St. George Street
- St George Street, from College Street to Bloor Street West
- Devonshire Place, from Hoskin Avenue to the north of Hoskin Avenue
10 am to 12:30 pm
- Hoskin Avenue, from Queen’s Park Crescent West to St George Street
12 pm to 3 pm
- Bloor Street West, from St George Street to Yonge Street
- Yonge Street, from Bloor Street West to Queen Street West
- Queen Street West, from University Avenue to Yonge Street
- 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
- University Avenue, from Queen Street West to Armoury Street
12:30 pm to 3 pm
- Armoury Street, from University Avenue to Chestnut Street
- Centre Avenue, from Armoury Street to Dundas Street West
- University Avenue, from northbound Armoury Street to Dundas Street West
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.