This video shows the The Toronto Beaches’ Dance Theatre & Music Studio dancers at The Toronto Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade 2011:

The annual Toronto Beaches Easter Parade will take place this Sunday, April 8, beginning at 2 p.m.

Today, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  announces the following two historic TTC streetcars will be on the streetcar tracks for the annual Toronto Beaches Easter Parade:

  • The Peter Witt streetcar served the citizens of Toronto from 1921 until 1963.
  • The PCC streetcar was a popular sight in Toronto from 1938 until 1995.
  • These two historic streetcars remain in the TTC fleet and are available for charters.

The Toronto Beaches Easter Parade’s route affects the TTC streetcars in the following ways:

  • the 501 Queen streetcar will turn back at Kingston Road at 1 p.m.
  • the 64 Main and 92 Woodbine South will also be on diversion for the duration of the parade
  • Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade: FREE

    • Presented by: Toronto Beaches Lions Club
    • Date: April 8, 2012
    • Event Time(s): Easter Parade Begins at 2:00 and ends at 4:00 for Spectators
    • Email: beacheslions@sympatico.ca
    • Phone: 416-693-LION
    • Toonies for Lions optional donation always appreciated.
    • We will begin the parade, as we always do, on Queen Street at Munro Park and proceed west along Queen Street ending at Woodbine Ave.
      • If you are interested in participating with a float, walker, etc. please refer to registration, participation etc info on our website under the “Easter Parade” tab, or follow the Upcoming Events Link.
    • Location: Queen/Munro/Woodbine

Here are some FREE celebratory events on April 7, 2012:

  • Easter Celebration in Wychwood Heights!
    • Presented by: Wychwood Heights Business Improvement Area
    • Time(s): 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Email: wychwoodheightsbia@gmail.com
    • Phone: 416-846-9603
    • Bunnies will be walking along St. Clair Ave West between Christie Street and Bathurst, handing out Easter Eggs.
      • Bring a basket to collect eggs.
      • Bring your camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny on the lawn in front of St. Michael and All Angels Church at 611 St. Clair West at Wychwood.
  • Easter in the Kingsway
    • Presented by: The Kingsway BIA (Business Improvement Area)
    • Event Time(s):    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Email: info@kingswaybia.ca
    • Phone: 416-239-8243
    • Calling All Volunteers!
    • Easter bunnies will be hopping in the Kingsway!
      • Lots of chocolates and Easter surprise giveaways!
      • Bring your own camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Northwest corner of Royal York Road.
      • Kingsley Mascot
    • Location: The Kingsway, Royal York Road and Bloor Street West
  • Easter in Bloor West Village
    • Event Time(s):11:00 AM
    • Website: www.bloorwestvillagebia.com
    • There will be FREE chocolates for the kids.
      • Look for the Easter Bunnies with chocolates for the children.
    • The event starts is sponsored by Laura Secord.

Public Transit: TTC Trip Planner

Please click here for other celebratory events in Toronto.

You're Invited: Easter Celebrations April 7 & Easter Parade April 8, 2012

You're Invited: Easter Celebrations April 7 & Easter Parade April 8, 2012

Happy Holiday!

Toronto Transit Commission, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

April 5, 2012

Historic TTC streetcars to take part in Easter parade

Two of the TTC’s most popular streetcars from the past will be on the streetcar tracks for the annual Toronto Beaches Easter Parade, which takes place this Sunday, April 8, beginning at 2 p.m.

The parade runs along Queen Street East from Neville Loop to Woodbine Avenue.

The Peter Witt streetcar served the citizens of Toronto from 1921 until 1963.  The PCC streetcar was the backbone of the TTC’s surface fleet for many decades, and was a popular sight in Toronto from 1938 until 1995.  At one time, Toronto owned the largest fleet of PCC’s in the world – 745 cars.  Two cars remain in the TTC fleet and are available for charters.

Due to the parade, the 501 Queen streetcar will turn back at Kingston Road at 1 p.m.  The 64 Main and 92 Woodbine South will also be on diversion for the duration of the parade.

Enjoy the holiday weekend with a TTC Family/Group Pass. For $10.50 a day, a TTC Family/Group pass provides unlimited one day travel for a group of up to six people, maximum two adults and not more than four children/youths 19 years of age or under.  The pass is valid from the start of service until 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

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