Canada's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates all things Irish Sunday, March 16, 2008

    TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ - The 21st annual St. Patrick's Parade for the
greater Toronto area takes place this Sunday, March 16th 2008.
    Starting at 12:00 noon, Canada's largest St. Patrick's Parade will wend
its way through the city starting at St. George Street and Bloor, traveling
east on Bloor Street, turning south on Yonge Street to Queen Street, then
heading west on Queen past the Reviewing Stand at City Hall, dispersing on
Armoury Street.
    As usual for this fun and historic Irish event, the Parade will contain
dozens of colourful floats, marching bands of many organizations and
nationalities, Irish community entries and costume characters.
    The annual parade has become a "Rite of Spring" in Toronto and usually
marks one of the first times after a long winter that the city's streets
feature throngs of people gathered for this major event.
    The previous night, Saturday, March 15, the Annual Grand Marshal's Ball
will take place at the Arcadian Court. This year, Mr. Sean Murphy will be
honoured as the 2008 Grand Marshall of the Parade. Sean is the President of
the Kemptville/Irish Travel Bureau and is a past Irish Person of the Year.
    Please check the website for further details:

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For further information: For interviews or information please contact:
Jack Ferns, Parade Chair, (647) 801-5814

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