Santa Claus Parade - Toronto, November 15, 2009

Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage

The longest running children's parade in the World made its way through our City streets this afternoon.  The streets were very crowded as usual, with little kids ranging in age from 6 months to 85 years young.  Everyone was thrilled to see Santa and his reindeer, and all the other 'animals' running loose on our streets.

Here are a few 'moments' from today's parade....



Photos copyright Sylvie Conde 2009 - Santa Claus Parade - Toronto - November 15, 2009




Toronto's Santa Claus Parade started in 1913, when Santa was actually pulled by live reindeer, which had been brought in from Labrador, specifically for the parade.

By 1950, the Parade was the largest in North America and was first televised in 1952.  Today, it is televised all over North America, and as far as New Zealand.

To learn more about the parade and its history, check out the official website.







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Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

haha, wow! That is quite a parade! I have never seen Polar Bears and penguins marching in a Parade, lol! Though, I am from Texas...

Nov 15, 2009 11:39 AM #1
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Sylie~  Thanks for sharing your Christmas Parade with us!  Those floats represent a true labor of love! My favorite one is the Santa's Workshop!  It looks like it was a lot of fun for all!

Nov 15, 2009 11:40 AM #2
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Taylor, polar bears and penguins are the norm around here. LOL :)

Vickie, it was a lot of fun, even for the grown ups. :) 

Nov 15, 2009 11:43 AM #3
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Wonderful photos!  I love parades!!

Nov 15, 2009 12:00 PM #4
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Thanks, Susan.  :)


Nov 15, 2009 12:04 PM #5
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

hi Sylvie,

I love your photos! They certainly had nice weather for it too...


Nov 15, 2009 12:29 PM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sylvie, You weren't kidding....what a pheonimal parade that looks like!  I would have absolutely loved it!  You've got some great photos and wonderful memories.

Nov 15, 2009 03:33 PM #7
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Sylvie, Great photos; we haven't had a parade yet. You're earlier than us.

Nov 15, 2009 04:25 PM #8
R. Greg Osmond
Sutton Group-Capital Realty Ltd. - St Johns, NL
MBA, Red Maple Realty

Sylvie,  Those floats look amazing.  You guys really get into this and I have to say, it made me want to go see the parade.  Cool clowns especially!  Terry must have loved those. ;) 

Nov 15, 2009 05:42 PM #9
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Wow Sylvie, those pictures are amazing.  Looks like you had a great vantage spot.  Thanks for sharing with those of us that couldn't make it. btw, I did make it down to the Royal Saturday and enjoyed everything about it =)

Nov 15, 2009 11:56 PM #10
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sylie...Did I see you in there...Naw, you where talking the awesome photos for us.

Cheers, looks like you have the Christmas Spirit already

Nov 16, 2009 01:15 AM #11
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Hi Jo, yes, the weather was great. It was actually a pretty nice weekend.

Carole, I have about 150 photos... it was hard to pick. I think you would have loved it.

Terry, our parade is always around the middle of November. It's a good break between Thanksgiving and Christmas.... it's like a little party.

Chris, I'm glad you enjoyed the Royal Winter Fair.  The kids probably loved it - they usually do.

Fred, no, you didn't see me in there, unless I was wearing a clown costume. :P


Nov 16, 2009 01:44 AM #12
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

I somehow missed those - they're fantastic pics - it's been a long time since I've been to a Santa Parade....:-(

Nov 24, 2009 06:06 PM #13
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Liz, I hadn't been in years, but I was in need of cheering up myself this time, so I knew it couldn't hurt.  I hate crowds, but I survived.


Nov 24, 2009 10:37 PM #14
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