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St. Patricks Parade

GO to All the Toronto Area Parades

GO to All the Toronto Area Parades

Do you love a parade as much as we do? The music, the costumes, the feeling of community spirit — there’s nothing like a parade to make you feel like celebrating! Parades are also one of the best free things to do in Toronto, and who doesn’t love free fun? Luckily, there are several parades throughout the year in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, so you never have to wait too long for more music, costumes, and fantastic floats!

St Patricks Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Parade

Catch a bit of the luck o’ the Irish at the St. Patrick’s Parade Toronto! GO Transit is the easy way to get to the end of the rainbow (otherwise known as downtown Toronto), and for much less than a pot of gold. You’ll love the toe-tapping beat of Celtic music and the sea of shamrocks as Toronto celebrates all things Irish. You’ll even see us there because — hey, we look good in green!

  • When: March 19, 2023 starting at 12pm
  • Where: Bloor St W & St George St to Nathan Phillips Square
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO train or bus to Union Station and then walk or connect to TTC to get to your favourite parade viewing spot.
Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Parades 2023

Experience that special holiday magic that happens when Santa Claus comes to town! Nothing kicks off the holiday season like seeing Jolly Old Saint Nick, himself. A tradition for many families, watching a Santa Claus parade is a truly perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Marching bands, winter-themed floats, and sleigh pulled by reindeer — it’s everything you could ask for in a holiday event. Bring the kids and watch their eyes sparkle with delight when they hear that famous “Ho! Ho! Ho!”. Santa makes the rounds to several cities in the GGH and whichever holiday parade you choose, GO can get you there!  

Khalsa Day Parade

Mark the beginning of the Sikh New Year at the annual Khalsa Day Parade in Toronto! It’s one of the largest parades in Canada and a great way to connect with your community and celebrate Sikh culture. The parade begins at Exhibition Place and travels along the Lakeshore, ending at Nathan Phillips Square, where the festivities continue with food and fun. Everyone is welcome to share in the Khalsa Day celebrations, regardless of background or religion.

PRIDE Parade

PRIDE Parade

Put on your rainbow gear and get ready to show your pride! There are PRIDE Toronto events throughout June every year, but the highlight of the month is the Toronto PRIDE Parade. Whether you’re planning to march in the parade or just be a spectator, you’re guaranteed a day of colourful community fun! You’ll see us there - we’ve been proudly participating in the PRIDE parade since 2012 and we can’t wait to do it again this year.

GO Bear Caribbean Carnival

Caribbean Carnival Parade

The Grande Parade is the main event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival every year! With elaborate, colourful Caribbean festival costumes and music that will keep you moving to the rhythm, the Grande Parade is a spectacular cultural event not to be missed. GO Transit makes it easy to get to the Lakeshore, despite road closures, so you can make this Caribbean festival the highlight of your summer!