St. Patrick's Day Parade, Toronto, Sunday March 17th 2013
Join us in Toronto and "Go Green for a Day"
TORONTO, March 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The 26th annual Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Sunday, March 17th. Up to 500,000 people are expected in downtown Toronto for the fun and excitement. The two hour parade has truly become an end of winter fixture on the Toronto calendar.
The parade is organized by the not-for-profit St. Patrick's Parade Society. The Society, through the Parade, works to promote and celebrate all things Irish, while incorporating bands and floats from various communities, representing Toronto's multicultural diversity. This Year the organizers are asking people to bring non-perishable food items for their food drive that will be collected on the day.
There are over seventy colourful sections to the parade and the Grand Marshall is Brian Farmer of the Canadian Gaelic Athletic Association. Brian will lead the parade of numerous floats and marching bands through the downtown core. Popular favourites the Toronto Police and Fire Department Band will, as always, have pride of place in the parade.
The parade will start at 12 noon at Bloor and St. George, travel eastward along Bloor, turn south on Yonge Street to Queen, then west to the reviewing stand at City Hall. This year the parade theme is "The Gathering". Tourism Ireland is encouraging all with Irish roots to visit Ireland in 2013: plan your Irish Clan gathering, get married in Ireland, trace your Irish roots and above all have a great time in Ireland. Visit: www.discoverireland.com.
So if you're Irish (or just want to be for the day), you are invited to show your green and enjoy the fun this March 17th on the streets of Toronto! Visit: www.topatrick.com
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday March 17th
Image with caption: ""Toronto goes green for a day" Well known Leprechaun Pascal Brogan kicks his heels on Yonge streets Toronto. (Photo Courtesy of William J. Smith) (CNW Group/St. Patrick's Parade Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130311_C3496_PHOTO_EN_24421.jpg
SOURCE: St. Patrick's Parade SocietyFor further information:
MEDIA CONTACT: Sinead Canavan | 416-358-4831 | email: Sinead_canavan@rogers.com