Santa Claus Parade Toronto

Santa Claus Parade route and road closures in Toronto for 2017

The Santa Claus Parade is happening in Toronto this weekend, and there's going to be a lot of road closures to pave the way for Saint Nicholas and company to travel the streets this Sunday, November 19.

The parade will prove a major disruption to drivers, so it's best to plan early whether you plan to attend the festivities or not.

It'll start around 12:30 p.m. at Christie Pits Park and travel east along Bloor until University, but road closures begin earlier to allow for set-up and the Holly Jolly Fun Run, which will be in full swing along the parade route starting at 11:45 a.m.

Holly Jolly Fun Run Toronto

Once the run wraps up, the festive floats will depart from Christie and Bloor, heading east on Bloor to Queen's Park, then south to Wellington, and finally east to Jarvis before a final turn south on Front, where the parade concludes at the St. Lawrence Market.

Bloor St. West from Christie St. to Ossington Ave. from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate setup. In addition to these closures, the following streets will be closed for the parade from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Bloor St.West from Christie St. to Queen’s Park.
  • Queen’s Park/University Ave. from Bloor St. West to Wellington St. West including Queen’s Park Crescent.
  • Wellington St. West from University Ave. to Yonge St.
  • Yonge St. from Wellington St.to Front St.
  • Front St. from Yonge St. to Jarvis St.

There will also be these additional closures to accommodate the parade staging and dispersal.

  • Front St. East, from Jarvis St. to Sherbourne St. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Queens Quay's eastbound curb lane will be closed from Lower Jarvis St to Parliament St from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Lower Jarvis St. from Front St. East to The Esplanade will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aside from road closures there will be several TTC diversions. Here's a list of all of the affected routes.

  • 5 Avenue Rd
  • 6 Bay
  • 72 Pape
  • 75 Sherbourne
  • 94 Wellesley
  • 121 Fort York-Esplanade
  • 126 Christie

TTC Bus Routes

Lead photo by

Scott Rogers


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