Leprechaun hats, and shamrock sunglasses at the ready, the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 13th.
The procession will get underway at noon, starting from Bloor Street West and St. George Street, before continuing along Bloor Street, and then heading south on Yonge Street, and west on Queen Street West to Nathan Phillips Square.
As a result of the event, a full road closure will take place on Bloor Street, Yonge Street, and Queen Street, while a number of secondary roads will also be closed or partially closed, affecting traffic flow in the area.
See all closures below:
8:00 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
11:35 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Bloor Street, from Huron Street to Avenue Road and Queen’s Park Crescent
11:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Bloor Street, from Avenue Road and Queen’s Park Crescent to Yonge Street
Yonge Street, from Bloor Street to Queen Street
Queen Street West, from Yonge Street to University Avenue
12 p.m. to 3 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
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
University Avenue, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West
Armoury Street, from University Avenue to Chestnut Street
Centre Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Armoury Street
TTC service will be disrupted during the event on Queen Street West, while police advise that the event will take place regardless of weather conditions.
Members of the public are being warned to anticipate traffic disruptions in the area surrounding the event.
Meanwhile, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk will also take place on Sunday, March 13th.
Participants will assemble on Bremner Boulevard, east of Rees Street, at approximately 9 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m., the 5-km run/walk will proceed along the following route, which will be closed to traffic:
Formation area: Bremner Boulevard (Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street)
Westbound, Bremner Boulevard
Northbound, Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
Eastbound, Clarence Square
Eastbound, Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
Turnaround, just west of Yonge Street
Westbound, Wellington Street (two southside lanes)
Westbound, Clarence Square
Southbound, Spadina Avenue (northbound curb lane only)
Eastbound, Bremner Boulevard
Dispersal area: Bremner Boulevard (Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street)
Vehicles in the area may experience traffic delays and are advised to consider alternate routes.