St. Patrick’s Day parade organizers in Toronto say the Sunday event is being cancelled amid concerns over COVID-19.
The parade was scheduled to take place on March 15.
The parade organizers said the committee has made the decision to cancel the festivities due to public health concerns and in the best interest of participants, volunteers and members of the public.
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“While we are disappointed that our annual parade will not take place our belief is that public health and safety must come first,” St. Patrick’s Parade Society chairperson Shaun Ruddy said.
Meanwhile, in Dublin, Ireland, the St. Patrick’s parade there was cancelled on Monday due to coronavirus concerns. Dublin’s parade was scheduled for March 17.