A large swath of downtown Toronto will be closed on Sunday for the 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, the yearly celebration of all things Irish.
The dress code includes at least one item of emerald green and a pinch is in store for anyone caught without the proper attire.
This year, the parade will start at Bloor and St. George street at noon and continue along Bloor, turn south on Yonge Street, west on Queen Street West and end at Nathan Phillips Square around 1:30 p.m.
TTC buses will be re-routed during the event, Toronto police warn.
Here’s a full list of the road closures.
From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- St. George Street (full road) Bloor St W to College St
- Devonshire Place (full road) Bloor St W to Hoskin Ave
Road closures from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- Hoskin Avenue (full road) St George St to Queen’s Pk Cres
- Harbord Street (full road) St George St to Huron St
Road closures from 11:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
- Bloor Street (full road) Huron St to Yonge St
- Yonge Street (full road) Bloor St to Queen St
- Queen St. W (full road) Yonge St to University Ave
Road closures from noon to 3 p.m.:
- Bay Street (full road) Queen St W to Dundas St W
- Elisabeth Street (full road) Dundas St W to Hagerman St
- Hagerman Street (full road) Elizabeth St to Bay St
Road closures from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
- University Ave. (partial road) Queen St W to Dundas St W
- Armoury Street (full road) University Ave to Chestnut St
- Centre Avenue (full road) Dundas St W to Armoury St
Streets will also be closed for the St. Patrick’s Day 5 km run for Achilles Canada which starts around 10:15 a.m. Here’s the parade route:
- Parade starts on Bremner Boulevard (Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street)
- West on Bremner Boulevard
- North on Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
- East on Clarence Square
- East on Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
- Turns around just west of Yonge Street
- West on Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
- West on Clarence Square
- South on Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
- East on Bremner Boulevard
- Ends between Rees Street and Lower Simcoe Street
With files from CityNews.ca staff