This year’s parade will take place on Sunday, March 11th, and will march its traditional route from Bloor and St George, winding its way down Yonge Street and finishing before the review stand on Queen Street at Nathan Phillips Square.
With over 4,000 participants in the parade, there is colour and flavour representing the city’s distinct and diverse community. This is clearly on show with the number of participants who represent many communities of the city.
The St Patrick’s Parade is certainly not quiet, however. 30 marching bands and entertainment entries participate, with the sound reverberating around the streets of Toronto as the parade makes its way through the streets. The entertainment certainly brings the crowds on to the street, with over half a million people lining the parade route. A further one million people watch the parade live on television.