St. Patrick's parade prompts road closures downtown

St. Patrick's parade prompts road closures downtown

Toronto's 30th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is set to take over downtown streets on Sunday.

The parade will start at the intersection of Bloor Street West and St. George Street. It will continue along Bloor Street, move south on Yonge Street, then west on Queen Street West to Nathan Phillips Square. 

Full road closures are taking place on Bloor Street, Yonge Street and Queen Street. 

Toronto police said a number of secondary roads are also closed or partially closed and the closures will affect traffic flow downtown. 

Here is a list of closures:

- 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: St. George Street, from Bloor Street West to College Street; Devonshire Place, from Bloor Street West to Hoskin Avenue; 

- 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Hoskin Avenue, from St. George Street to Queen's Park Crescent West; Harbord Street from St. George Street to Huron Street. 

- 11:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bloor Street, from Huron Street to Yonge Street; Yonge Street, from Bloor Street to Queen Street; Queen Street West, from Yonge Street to University Avenue. 

- 12 noon to 3 p.m.: Bay Street, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West;  Elizabeth Street, from Dundas Street West to Hagerman Street; Hagerman Street, from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street. 

- 12:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: University Avenue, from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West; Armoury Street, from University Avenue to Chestnut Street; Centre Avenue, from Dundas Street West to Armoury Street. 

TTC service will be disrupted during the event on Queen Street West. 

Police said the event is taking place regardless of weather conditions and the public should anticipate traffic disruptions downtown due to the parade.