2011 Toronto Santa Claus Parade



When:20 Nov 2011 (annual)
Where:Toronto
Cost:Free
Time:12.30pm

A fantastic series of animated floats leaves Bloor Street West with marching bands, a couple of thousand over-excited costumed kids and the star of the show - Santa Claus. Toronto's annual Santa Claus Parade is a huge, fun Christmas event.
The parade is a Toronto institution that has been thriving for 100 years. Around 150 clowns accompany the children as they pass along the route, but they are not what they seem - they're actually fun-loving corporate types who pay up to C$1000 for the privilege of donning the clown suit. The Celebrity Clown programme has been running since 1983, a brilliant way of drumming up support for the parade.

The parade runs from the junction of Bloor and Christie Streets via Bloor Street and University Avenue to Dundas Street. From there it passes along Yonge Street, ending at the junction of Front and Church Streets. If you're in a wheelchair, the best way to view the parade is from the special tiers on Front St, across from the Hummingbird Centre.
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