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Quick Guide to the Toronto St. Patricks Day Parade in 2014
Last year I covered a lot more material about St. Patrick in “The 2013 St Patricks Day Parade in Toronto“, so today let’s focus on the 2014 parade.
The 27th Annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014.
The parade begins at high noon, starting at the intersection of St. George St. at Bloor St. (That’s a few steps west from the TTC St. George subway station).
The parade heads east along Bloor St., turns south on Yonge St., and heads east along Queen St. to University Avenue. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade should take about 90 minutes to pass any one spot.
The organizers ask that you bring non-perishable food donations to the parade. Toronto paramedics will be collecting this food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. They also suggest you wear bright green clothes, to fit in with the crowds.
As always, the St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto’s web site has this information and more, including an introduction to this year’s Grand Marshall and to leprechauns.
Three Kindle Books for Saint Patrick’s Day
Amazon’s Kindle books cover a range of topics for Saint Patrick’s Day. This list shows Amazon.ca links for Canadians (and adds the USA’s Amazon.com link in brackets).
- “ST. PATRICK’S DAY – Fun Facts and Photos for All Ages, 8 to 80” covers the history and traditions for this Irish festival. (American: “ST. PATRICK’S DAY – Fun Facts and Photos for All Ages, 8 to 80“).
- “40 St Patrick’s Day Recipes: Raise A Glass, Cook Up A Storm And Feed Your Inner Irish” lets you prepare Irish stew, soda bread, “Irish tradition pie”, lamb, mashed potatoes… and more. It’s the Irish cookbook you need for this one day, but can enjoy year-round. (American: “40 St Patrick’s Day Recipes: Raise A Glass, Cook Up A Storm And Feed Your Inner Irish“).
- “The Little Leprechaun who Loved Yellow” should delight your children aged 2-8, with its illustrations and whimsy. (American: “The Little Leprechaun who Loved Yellow“).
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