It’s almost that time again, Toronto! The Beaches Easter Parade is returning to the east end this Easter long weekend and it’s a neighbourhood-wide tradition that the city looks forward to each spring.

This event is said to be the largest and longest-running Easter parade in the world, drawing 50,000 visitors per year.

The annual parade will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 9th just north of the shoreline along Queen Street East.

It will begin at 2 PM sharp and will make its way through the Beaches for approximately two hours.

The procession will begin on Queen Street East at Munro Park and then make its way west along Queen, ending at Woodbine Avenue.

There will be some road closures in effect throughout the morning and afternoon, and you can find all of the details here.

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This Easter Sunday event has been a Toronto tradition since 1967 and has been officially organized by the Toronto Beaches Lions Club since 1981.

A little fun fact is that the parade was held along the boardwalk back in the day, and it was quite the spectacle — it even had real elephants once upon a time!

This year, visitors can look forward to a variety of colourful floats, costumes, characters, and of course, chocolate eggs galore!

Also returning this year is the beloved Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, which will take place on April 7th from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Participants will get to help the Easter Bunny by visiting hiding spots all over the Beaches, solving clues, and finding all the baskets of eggs.

Whether you’ve got kids to entertain or are simply a kid at heart, this weekend-long event is loads of fun.

And if all goes well, we will have some sunshine and warm weather in the forecast too!

Beaches Easter Parade Toronto

When: Sunday, April 9th, 2023 at 2 PM
Where: Queen Street East, Munro Park to Woodbine Avenue