On Saturday Dec. 7, 2019, The Gatehouse staff and volunteers helped to spread holiday cheer at the 29th Annual ETOBICOKE LAKESHORE SANTA CLAUS PARADE.
Thank you to all The Gatehouse volunteers who helped out at the 2019 Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade. Thank you, Stephanie Alves, Paula Cordeiro, Maria Barcelos, Denise Orth, Sherry Cayea, Marc Beaudry, Beau, Sarah B. Hayden, Zada, Amanda, Nicola Coles, Stewart Thompson, and David Orth. We had a wonderful time walking, laughing, wishing a Merry Christmas, Feliz Natal and Joyeux Noel with you all!
The parade is a wonderful community tradition, taking place on the first Saturday of December each year from 10am – 12pm along Lakeshore Blvd. West 1st Street to 36th Street followed by Skate With Santa 12pm – 4pm at Colonel Sam Smith Park
The parade attracts approximately 60,000 spectators as it travels along Lake Shore Blvd. W. from Royal York to 36th St. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Dwight Ave. (just west of Royal York) and Lake Shore Blvd. W. and takes about an hour to complete the route at 33rd Street.
After the parade, there is an event called Skate with Santa at the Skating Trail in Col. Sam Smith Park. The kids can take a selfie with Santa, there is live music, the Beaver Tails food truck will be present, and of course, the kids can go skating.