Greek Independence Day Parade in Toronto

canada-paradeThousands of Greek-Canadians flooded Danforth Avenue in Toronto holding Greek flags to celebrate the Greek Independence Day. The Consul General of Greece, Alexandros Ioannidis, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne along with other Canadian officials attended the event.

Children and adults marched with enthusiasm under a sunny sky, despite the bitter cold, while a wreath was laid at the monument of Alexander the Great.

According to Canadian television networks, around 15,000 thousand people attended the parade in Danforth Avenue, holding Greek and Canadian flags, while shouting slogans such as “Long live Greece” and “Long live Cyprus.”

Student unions, Greek schools and regional clubs participated in this year’s parade that took place after the doxology at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Church of St. Demetrius in the presence of Bishop Christopher of Andidon.

The festivities began with the Greek Community of Toronto gala on Saturday night and ended on Sunday with a reception at the Pan-Macedonian Association.