The running of Santa Claus Parades continues Today with the 114th annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade, the City of St. Catharines’ Santa Claus Parade, the Milton Santa Claus Parade, and the Guelph Santa Claus Parade. Each parade comes with it’s own routes and road closures that go along with it.
For the Toronto parade you can expect the parade to get underway at Christie Pits Park at 12:30 pm and run eastbound along Bloor Street, southbound on Queen’s Park Crescent/ University Avenue and then eastbound on Wellington Street West/Front Street East. It will then wrap up outside the St. Lawrence Market building at around 3 p.m.
Image of Toronto Parade Route from thesantaclausparade.com/
The following is a list of road closures;
- Bloor Street West, from Ossington Avenue to Christie Street, at 8 a.m.
- Bloor Street West, from Christie Street to Bathurst Street, at 10 a.m.
- Bloor Street West, from Bathurst Street to Bay Street, at 10:45 a.m.
- Avenue Road/Queen’s Park, from Davenport Road to College Street, at 10:45 a.m.
- University Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street, at 11 a.m.
- University Avenue, from Dundas Street to Front Street, at 11:15 a.m.
- Wellington Street, from University Avenue to Jarvis Street, at 11:30 a.m.
- Front Street, from Bay Street to Jarvis Street, at 11:45 a.m.
- Front Street, from Jarvis Street to Sherbourne Street, at 11 a.m
As for the St. Catharines Parade, it will be travelling beginning on McGuire Street behind the Meridian Centre at 1:00 pm, then travel along McGuire Street, turning left on Carlisle Street, along Carlisle Street and another left on St. Paul Street, and finally down St. Paul Street before ending at Queen Street.
Image of Santa Claus Parade Route from stcatharines.ca
The Guelph Parade is also happening this afternoon, starting at 1:30, with the starting point on Norfolk St, at Powell st, then down Norfolk to Quebec st. where it will travel along to Wyndham St. N. before heading to the finish at Carden St. Find more and an image of the route at downtownguelph.com
For the Milton Parade which starts at 1:30 pm you will find information on it’s route here.
If you are planning on travelling in either of the areas you can expect significant delays.