from toronto 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will move through the streets of the city center on Sunday.
Last year marked the return of the parade after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade begins at 12 pm on Sunday at Bloor and St. George streets.
The parade, led by 2023 Grand Marshal Jack Armstrong, it will travel east on Bloor Street and turn south on Yonge Street. It will then move west on Queen Street before terminating at Nathan Phillips Square.
The festivities will conclude at approximately 3 pm
For those who want to participate virtually, the event will be broadcast live on the St. Patrick’s Parade Toronto Facebook page.
As a result, a number of Toronto road closures will be in effect. According to the Toronto Police, the closures will be as follows:
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- St. George Street from Bloor Street West to College Street
- Devonshire Place from Bloor Street West to Hoskin Avenue
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- Hoskin Avenue from St. George Street to Queen’s Park Crescent West
- Harbord Street from St. George Street to Huron Street
11:55 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
- Bloor Street from Huron Street to Yonge Street
- Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street
- Queen Street West from Yonge Street to University Avenue
12:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
- 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
The next Toronto transit routes will also be affected:
- The 13 Avenue Road bus route will turn north at St. George Station and detour both ways via Davenport Road, Bedford Road, Prince Arthur Avenue, St George Station, Bedford Road and Davenport Road, back to the regular route .
- The 94 Wellesley bus route will use College Street between Bay Street and Spadina Avenue, bypassing eastbound and westbound bus stops.
- Stops on Queen Street West between Spadina Avenue and Church Street will not be served. Instead, trams will be diverted in both directions via Queen Street West, Spadina Avenue, King Street West, King Street East, Parliament Street and Queen Street East. Additionally, replacement buses will operate between Church Street and River Street.
For those taking transit for the parade, the TTC says viewing points can be accessed from St George, Museum, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas, and Queen stations.