Where does the parade start and what is the parade route?

The parade starts at Queen Street and Britannia Road in Streetsville and goes south on Queen Street ending at Old Station Road


What happens if it is raining or snowing?

If it rains or if there is a light snowfall just prior to or during the parade it will continue.

If there is a possibility of severe weather it will depend on the severity of the conditions as to the impact.
Severe weather involves conditions which can pose risks to the participants or to the public involved in the event. Most common examples include: Severe Thunderstorms, Lightning, High Winds, Extreme Cold, Snow and
Freezing Rain.

The following are alerts issued by Environment Canada:
Special Weather Statements are the least urgent type of alert and are issued to let people know that conditions are unusual and could cause concern.

Watches alert you about weather conditions that are favourable for a storm or severe weather, which could cause safety concerns.

WARNING as certainty increases about the path and strength of a storm system, a watch may be upgraded to a Warning, which is an urgent message that severe weather is either occurring or will occur. Warnings are usually issued six to 24 hours in advance, although some severe weather (such as thunderstorms and tornadoes) can occur rapidly, with less than a half hour's notice.

In the event of a Special Weather Statement the parade will continue as planned with conditions being monitored.

In the event of a Watch or a WARNING being issued prior to the start of the parade the situation will be assessed, with a determination being made as to whether the parade will either continue as planned, delayed in starting or cancelled.

If weather conditions exist, such as a snowfall, rain or freezing rain, which are not covered in the above alerts, the parade may be delayed until the roads are sanded, or if the condition is continual, the parade may be cancelled.

The decision as to whether the parade will either continue as planned, delayed in starting or cancelled will be made in consultation with the parade Manager, logistics Manager, Peel Regional Police Officer in Charge and the representative of the City of Mississauga If there is a sustained wind speed of 30km per hour or higher any carried banners and inflatable floats will be withdrawn from the parade.


What time does the parade start?

The parade will start at 1:00 pm


Will I be able to watch the parade on television?

The parade will be broadcast on Rogers Peel Cable 10 click here for schedule


My children are walking in the parade, how do they get to the staging area?

Any one who is walking or is a participant in the parade must go to the Streetsville Go station parking lot at 45 Thomas Street (Thomas Street just west of Queen Street) and board one of the shuttle buses which will take them to the staging area.


How can floats and vehicles get to the staging area?

Only those vehicles that are in the parade are permitted in the staging area, the group entering those vehicles and floats will receive an email with the specific directions of how to get to your assigned staging area.


Where is the best place to watch the parade?

Anywhere on Queen Street between Britannia Road and Old Station Road.


Will any roads be closed for the parade?

Yes, Britannia Road will be closed between Erin Mills Parkway and Queen Street South at 10:00am and will remain closed until the parade ends at approximately 2:30pm. Queen Street South will be closed between Britannia Road and Erin Centre Boulevard from 12:00 pm until approximately 3:00pm.


Where can I pick my children up after the parade?

All walkers and parade participants except floats and vehicles will return to the Go station parking lot at the conclusion of the parade.


What do I do if I have a question during the parade?

Throughout the entire parade route there will be parade marshalls who can be identified by the blue reflective vests with EVENT MARSHALL on the back, they should be able to answer any parade related questions you may have.


How can I volunteer and help in the parade?

Go to the contact page and click on General information link and someone will contact you.


How can I be a parade sponsor?

Contact the sponsor coordinator at [email protected] or go to the Payments page and make a payment.


Will there be accessible washrooms?

There will be an accessible washroom at the intersection of Milcreek Drive and Britannia Road.