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29th Annual Toronto St Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday March 13, 2016
On Saturday 24 October, the Honorable, Dr. Ray Bassett. Irish Ambassador to Canada opened the new office of the St. Patrick's Parade Society Toronto.
A generous parade sponsor made an offer the society could not refuse. Now at 65 Queen street West.
When cutting the ribbon to the new office The Irish Ambassador commented that this was a proud day for the Irish in Toronto and a positive step forward.
At the opening was the Parade Chair Mr. Alan Louthe who said we are gearing up to the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising celebrating heritage and culture, the Irish have a sad history but we are stronger for it and we thank Canada for allowing us to make Toronto our home while adding to this great multicultural society.
The executive have a vision for the parade and have increased the parade attendance in recent years and we complement all those who have gone before us.
Each year its gets bigger and in 2016 we are hoping to have 1 million on the parade route, weather permitting it will happen.
The St. Patrick’s Parade Society Toronto along with Parade Societies throughout the world are celebrating 100 Years of Heritage and Culture in 2016, that will involve all Irish Political Parties of the Island of Ireland.
Commencing with The Dublin Lockout of 1913, which was a major Industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers, lasting from August 26th 1913 to January 18th, 1914 and is often viewed as the most severe and significant Industrial dispute in Irish History and was a prelude to the uprising by the people of Ireland centered in Dublin at the General Post Office (GPO) to what is now known as “The 1916 Easter Rising”.
Congratulations go out to the Dublin Parade Society for winning Best Float in the 2015 Parade. This is the second year in a row that they have won the troply.
Congratulations also go to Counties Cork and Kildare for the second and third best floats,
See photos of Dublin's winning entry as well as other great images from this year's festivities in our Photo Gallery.
Level 2 Sponsors
Irish Travel Bureau
Direct Energy Home Services
Irish Embassy Pub Grill - Toronto
P.J. O'Brien Irish Pub & Restaurant
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LiUNA Local 183
Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar
Downtown Yonge BIA