Santa Claus Is Coming to Bank Street!
The annual Help Santa Toy Parade is coming to Downtown Bank Street!
Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters' Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to children in need in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
The parade has evolved into a significant event drawing tens-of-thousands of people who line the Parade route and share their generosity. Participants are entertained to the sights and sounds of floats, bands and clowns produced locally and from around the Province.
Here are the details on the parade route and how it will impact traffic:
The parade will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. and end at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 18 November 2017.
The parade route closures shall be restricted to the following City of Ottawa streets:
West on Laurier Avenue between Ottawa City Hall and Bank Street, and
South on Bank Street between Laurier Avenue and Lansdowne Park.
Laurier Avenue between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, 19 November 2017 and will remain closed until the tail end of the parade turns onto Bank Street. Laurier Avenue will be used prior to the commencement of the parade as a staging area.
Elgin Street between Albert Street and Gloucester Street may be closed (at the discretion of the Ottawa Police) from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to accommodate spectators.
You can find further details about the parade at the toy parade website: http://toyparade.ca/