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Roads closed for St. Paddy’s Day parade

The Chicago River is dyed green on March 12, 2011 ahead of Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago. AP PHOTO/Paul Beaty.

The city will join revellers around the world in its yearly celebration of the Irish spirit – and the colour green – on Sunday afternoon.

Toronto’s 24th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade began at noon, with the procession starting at Bloor and St. George streets, continuing east on Bloor, south on Yonge Street, west on Queen Street, and finishing at Nathan Phillips Square.

Here is a list of road closures:

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
St. George Street, Bloor Street West To College Street
Devonshire Place, Bloor Street West To Hoskin Avenue

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
Hoskin Avenue, St. George Street to Queen’s Park Crescent
Harbord Street, St. George Street to Huron Street

11:55 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Bloor Street, Huron Street to Yonge Street
Yonge Street, Bloor Street to Queen Street West
Queen Street West, Yonge Street to University Avenue

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
Bay Street, Queen Street West to Dundas Street West
Elisabeth Street, Dundas Street West to Hagerman Street
Hagerman Street, Elizabeth Street to Bay Street

12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
University Avenue (partial road), Queen Street West to Dundas Street West
Armoury Street, University Avenue to Chestnut Street
Centre Avenue, Dundas Street West to Armoury Street

The TTC will be re-routing buses during the event.