An entry by Local 793 was recently named the best float at Toronto’s 2011 annual Labour Day parade by the Central Ontario Building Trades.

The organization made the announcement Dec. 8.

An entourage of Local 793 members and family members participated in the Sept. 5 parade.

The Local 793 contingent was led by business manager Mike Gallagher.

Children rode atop the Local 793 float while union members and their families walked alongside.

Union members wearing black coats and baseball hats emblazoned with Local 793 logos marched from University Avenue north of Queen Street to the CNE grounds.

More than 25,000 unionized workers participated in the Toronto parade. It is held annually to celebrate gains made by the labour movement and to demand further improvements.