St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto

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St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto is a time to celebrate the luck of the Irish! In and around the big day, which is officially March 17th, Toronto embraces its Irish side. There are lots of places for you to join in the fun. Why not try….

Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The largest Irish event in Canada, the Toronto St. Patricks Day Parade takes place on March 20, 2022 at noon. An afternoon of Irish dance, music, floats and fun! The event kicks off at George and Bloor (Near St George Subway) and travels East on Bloor then down Yonge and West on Queen to finish at Nathan Phillips Square. A free outdoor event, this is a great way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto.

Steam Whistle Brewery

Steam Whistle is one of Canada’s most popular independent beer brands. Located on the historic John Street Roundhouse near the base of the CN tower, the Steam Whistle Brewery has all kinds of activities for you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or any day. Book a tour of the facilities or settle in for some fireside dining with friends. There’s also a biergarten – Steamwhistle’s signature green umbrellas and bottles are the perfect pairing for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Visit an Irish Pub

There’s no shortage of Irish pubs in the city of Toronto. Serving everything from pub fare, to authentic Irish beer to festive green coloured pints, you can find an Irish pub in almost any neighborhood. Why not try Grace O’Malley’s, a Toronto Irish institution serving traditional pub food and craft beer as well as live music. Or head to McVeigh’s on Church St, to find an array of Irish whiskeys and great folk bands performing. There’s also Noonan’s on the Danforth, a country pub with rustic Irish food and renowned Celtic music sessions.

St. Lawrence Market

Feel like a more quiet St. Patrick’s Day? Why not stay in and make a traditional Irish stew with amazing ingredients from the St Lawrence Market. This massive farmer’s market on Front Street is a culinary treasure – find fresh local foods from over 120 different vendors. You can even get your ingredients delivered to your door!

Experience a bit of Irish flare in the city of Toronto and have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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