All eyes will turn to Toronto streets on March 10, as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be descending on the city.
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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
- Devonshire Place closed from Bloor Street West to Hoskin Avenue
- Harbord Street closed from Huron Street to St George Street
- Hoskin Avenue closed from Queen’s Park Crescent West to St George Street
- St George Street closed from College Street to Bloor Street West
12 pm to 3 pm
- Armoury Street closed from University Avenue to Chestnut Street
- Bloor Street West closed from St George Street to Yonge Street
- Centre Avenue closed from Armoury Street to Dundas Street West
- Charles Street East closed from Jarvis Street to Yonge Street
- Elizabeth Street closed from Dundas Street West to Hagerman Street
- Hagerman Street closed from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street
- Queen Street West closed from Yonge Street to University Avenue
- University Avenue closed from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West
- Yonge Street closed from Bloor Street West to Queen Street West
Street car detours
- The 5 Avenue Road detouring from 12 pm to 3 pm
- The 94 Wellesley detouring 8 am to 12:30 pm
- The 501 Queen detouring 12 pm to 3 pm