For immediate release: January 5, 2021
Toronto, Ont. – The annual Toronto St Patrick’s Parade will not take place in March 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Toronto, following consultation with the St Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto, has announced that the parade will not be going ahead next March to make sure the public is protected from the virus.
The people of Toronto’s safety and wellbeing must be the number one priority for city authorities, and the St Patrick’s Parade Society fully supports the measures taken to avoid large public gatherings until the virus is under control.
The annual St Patrick’s Parade in Toronto was one of the first events in the city to fall victim to restrictions in 2020 when social distancing measures were introduced in March last year.
The parade is one of the largest events in the city’s calendar, with over 3,000 people participating in the event each year and over 100,000 people watching on the streets. Toronto St Patrick’s Parade is also one of the most diverse St Patrick’s Parades in the world, representing the cultural diversity of the city and with communities of all backgrounds and ages taking part in the line of march.