Daily Bread Events

The St. Patrick's Parade

Date: March 19, 2023
Time: 12pm-2:30pm
Location: Corner of Bloor and St. George - Map

The St. Patrick’s Parade is an amazing day filled with music, dance, floats and fun! It is the city’s largest celebration of Irish-Canadian culture with thousands of participants and over 100 entries. Toronto’s diversity is on full display with dozens of groups marching in support of their connections to Ireland and Canada.

There are two ways to support Daily Bread Food Bank through the fun of the parade:

  1. Help cover a Toronto Fire Services Pumper with shamrocks! Before the parade, purchase a personalized shamrock and Toronto Fire will put it on their pumper. Buy a 12″ shamrock for $25, an 8″ shamrock for $10 or a 4″ shamrock for $5. All proceeds go to Daily Bread.
  2. Bring cash or canned goods to the parade: Members of the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association will be collecting donations along the parade route.

Running through the streets of downtown Toronto, the parade will kick off at the corner of St. George and Bloor at noon, then head east across Bloor and turn south down Yonge Street. The parade makes a final turn onto Queen Street West and finishes outside Nathan Phillips Square. Click here to see the parade route.

The event will start at 12:00pm sharp and the line of march lasts one and a half hours at any given point along the route. Click here for full parade details.

If you are not able to attend the parade, but would like to make a monetary donation, please click button below.


This event is free to attend and fun for all ages. It takes place during March Break which makes it perfect timing for families to enjoy. If you can’t join the throngs of spectators on Parade Day, be sure to watch the event coverage on CP24.

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