Toronto’s Greek community will celebrate Greek Independence Day with a parade this afternoon along Danforth Avenue.
The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at Donlands and Danforth avenues. It will head west along Danforth Avenue to Broadview Avenue where it will end at approximately 3 p.m.
The annual parade marks the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in the early 1800s which ultimately led to Greece’s formation as a independent state. The day is celebrated on March 25, and Toronto’s Greek community holds its parade on the Sunday closest to that date.
A number of local road closures will be taking place Sunday for the parade including the closure of Danforth Avenue to traffic from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Motorists can expect delays in the area, Toronto police said. Some TTC routes will also experience delays as a result of the parade, police said.
Those attending today’s parade are urged to take public transit if possible.