Plan the best Parade experience.
From what to pack to where to park, a little planning can go a long way come Parade day.
Brrrr. It’s cold.
You just never know what the weather will be like on Parade day. So pack lots of layers. Fill a backpack with gloves, scarves, and hats. Santa takes his time and you can get cold waiting – so come prepared.
Best place to see the Parade.
No matter where you stand along the route, you’ll see the parade in all its glory. Just be sure to arrive early. Spots fill up fast. Can’t make it to the Parade? The Santa Claus Parade will air on Sunday, November 19th, at 4:30pm ET/PT on CTV, and 5:30pm AT on CTV Atlantic and on CTV GO.
Avoid traffic and parking, take the GO!
Union station is just steps away from the parade route. Round trip GO Transit fares are just $5 for kids/seniors, $10 for adults and $20 for groups (conditions apply). Tickets available starting October 28th at most GO Stations. Special train service will be running on the Milton, Kitchener, Stouffville and Barrie lines to get you there. Schedules will be available at the beginning of November visit gotransit.com/JustGO for more information.
Parking along the route.
While there may be no parking right along the route, there are public parking lots near.
For Green P parking lot information, click here.
Is there a wheelchair accessible area along the Parade route?
The designated physical disability viewing area is on University Avenue at College Street.
Which TTC subway stop should I get off at?
There are numerous TTC stops along the parade route, they include: Christie, Bathurst, Spadina St. George, Museum, Queen’s Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen, and King Stations.
Please note that Osgoode Station will be closed for the weekend of the parade for fare gate construction.
Is he here yet?
Santa works on North Pole time. Waiting for the parade to start can be tough on little ones. Come prepared with colouring books and toys.
When will the parade get to my spot?
It takes about 2.5 hours for the whole parade to go by if you’re standing in one spot, but due to other factors, we can’t estimate when it will reach you. On the day of the parade, you can join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see where the parade is!
- Take 401 E
- Exit to Allen Rd. South
- Turn Right on Eglinton Ave. W
- Turn Left on Dufferin St.
- Turn Left onto Bloor St.
- Parade begins at Christie St. and Bloor St.
- Take 401 W
- Exit to Don Valley Pkwy.
- Take Bloor St. Exit
- Take Bloor St. W Until you reach Avenue Rd.
- Take 404 S
- 404 becomes Don Valley Pkwy.
- Exit at Bloor St.
- Take Bloor St. W until you reach Avenue Rd.