Take the TTC to the Santa Claus Parade this weekend

Santa Claus is back in town! On Sun., Nov 20, the Santa Claus Parade and the Holly Jolly Fun Run will return to the streets of Toronto for the first time in two years.


The TTC encourages customers to take transit to view the parade this Sunday, and will be running additional service on Lines 1 and 2 to accommodate those attending the festivities. In addition, parking at many TTC subway stations is free on Sundays and there are no subway closures this weekend.


Several subway stations are conveniently located along or near the parade route, including Christie, Bathurst, Spadina, and St. George on Line 2, and Museum, Queen’s Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen and King stations on Line 1.


The 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 King, and 511 Bathurst streetcar routes will be maintained through breaks in the parade. The following routes will be diverting during the Santa Claus Parade and the Holly Jolly Fun Run:


  • 13 Avenue Road
  • 19 Bay
  • 72 Pape
  • 75 Sherbourne
  • 94 Wellesley
  • 121 Esplanade – River
  • 126 Christie
  • 161 Rogers Road
  • 300 Bloor-Danforth


In order to avoid lines and plan a hassle-free return trip, customers are encouraged to purchase a two-ride PRESTO Ticket at the start of their journey or in advance of parade day. Two-ride PRESTO Tickets are available at Fare Vending Machines at all TTC subway stations or at any Shoppers Drug Mart location in Toronto. Children 12 and under ride free.


Customers are encouraged to visit ttc.ca and subscribe to e-Alerts or follow @TTCNotices on Twitter for more information.

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