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article imageSt. Patrick's Day Parade takes over streets of downtown Toronto Special

By Andrew Moran     Mar 13, 2011 in World
Toronto - Toronto became a little Irish for the St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday. Green was the colour to sport, whether it was a hat, scarf, jacket or any other attire. Traditional bagpipes, horses and Irish flags were showcased during the festivities.
Green clothing, a little luck, bagpipes and nothing but beer; these are only some of the traits that St. Patrick’s Day brings. Although some Toronto motorists and transit riders weren’t lucky Sunday as many streets were closed or delayed due to the parade, the annual parade celebrated St. Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland.
The parade began at noon and started at Bloor and St. George Streets, headed east towards Yonge Street, south to Queen Street and then headed west to Nathan Phillips Square, where it finished off the day.
Despite the frigid temperatures and raindrops, parade organizers said the spectacle would go on.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator, was the Grand Marshal of the parade. The Irish Travel Bureau, Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce Toronto, the Toronto Eaton Centre, Shopsy’s Deli and many more were sponsors of the event.
There were many other St. Patrick’s Day Parades across the globe. More than 80,000 in Birmingham attended the world’s third largest parade, reports Birmingham Mail. Meanwhile, Syracuse, New York was covered in green for their festivities, notes Syracuse.com.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh  a popular Irish sports commentator
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, a popular Irish sports commentator
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