If you’re Irish – or just want to be Irish for the day – well, here’s your chance.
Local 793 operators and family members are being invited to bust out the green and march in the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13, 2016.
The union is a sponsor of the parade and is encouraging all members, their friends and families to participate and march in the parade.
The importance of labour is a major theme of this year’s parade so it would be great to see as many Local 793 members attend the event as possible.
The parade begins at noon with the procession starting from Bloor and St. George (near old U of T Varsity Stadium).
Local 793 members, friends and families are asked to show up at 11 a.m. at St. George and Hoskin, just south of Bloor.
Limited edition commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jackets will be distributed to Local 793 members at the start of the parade. Baseball hats will also be distributed.
The parade will go along Bloor Street down Yonge and finish on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square.
The parade is expected to take about 1 1/2 hours to pass any given point.
Easy access to the parade route from the TTC Subway can be made at the St. George, Bloor & Yonge, Wellesley, College, Dundas and Queen stations.
The parade reviewing stand is located on Queen St. West in front of City Hall and is the last place to see the parade in its entirety.
The parade goes off rain or shine.
Below is a map of the parade route.
Below are some photos from last year’s parade.