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There's a huge parade and street party in Toronto this weekend

It's a big weekend in Toronto. There's a big UFC fight at the Air Canada Centre and a whole bunch of Christmas markets. And of course, the Toronto FC will be fighting for the MLS Cup for the first time ever.

To celebrate, Toronto FC will host a big street party and parade down to BMO Field. The so-called ‘Til I Die Pre-Game Street Party will kick off in Liberty Village, between Brazen Head and Local Public Eatery (near 165 East Liberty Street).

The event begins at 3 p.m. at DJ Skratch Bastid will start spinning at 3:30 p.m. Some Toronto FC alumni will also be on hand.

At 6 p.m., the party will tranform into a parade as everyone makes their way to BMO Field as part of the March to the Match procession.

Best of all, TTC will be increasing service to the area around Liberty Village and BMO Field starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Here's the TTC's MLS-related service announcement:

"Routes around the area of BMO Field will have extra service, including the 29 Dufferin, 509 Harbourfront, 63 Ossington and 511 Bathurst, which is running buses in place of streetcars.

Customers are reminded that the 509 Harbourfront will operate via the Fleet Loop on Fleet Street, west of Bathurst St. From there they can walk to and from the stadium or board a 511 Bathurst bus to and from the Princes' Gates Loop at Exhibition Place."

Due to the street party, however, the 63 bus won't be able to access Liberty Village.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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