If you like crowds, candy, and Christmas, but hate––absolutely hate––having time off of work, celebrating holidays at the proper time of year, and snow, this weekend’s Santa Claus Parade is your month-too-early Mecca.
Now in its hundred and third year, the parade will begin on Sunday, November 18, at 12:30 p.m., traveling from Bloor and Christie, east along Bloor to Avenue, south on Avenue, around Queen’s Park, and further south along University to Queen. At Queen, the parade heads east to Yonge, south on Yonge, and east along Front Street, before ending at the corner of Front and Church Streets, where, presumably, the North Pole is located. As always, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians may have to look for an alternate route if they want to get pretty much anywhere downtown Sunday afternoon. (We recommend not having to get anywhere Sunday afternoon.)
Photo by primarita from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.