St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024

Notice 24-011

Date: February 9, 2024
Subject:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday, March 17, 2024
To: All Members

Dear Local 3888 Members,

RE:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Sunday, March 17, 2024

The 2024 Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024. We would like to invite all firefighters to join us for “The March” in March.

Toronto Fire Services will be putting our best foot forward by leading the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, directly behind the Grande Marshall. Toronto Fire Services Pipe and Drums Band, Toronto Fire Services Honour Guard, Toronto Fire Service Colour Guard, and firefighters will lead a formal march. Firefighters walking with their families and pets are invited to follow directly behind.

 Firefighters who will be marching will receive a 2024 St. Patrick’s Day pin (photo below).  These will be handed out during parade form-up, as quantities last.

The 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade itinerary, route, and required attire are listed in Appendix 1. For further information on the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please click here.


The TPFFA will be selling shamrock stickers (photo below) to support the Daily Bread Food Bank in advance of the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2023 shamrock fundraiser was well received and a huge success!

Members are encouraged to purchase a shamrock sticker by clicking here. Shamrocks may be personalized and are offered in various sizes. Size, price, and quantity are listed below. Once a shamrock size has been sold out, it will be removed from the electronic purchase form.

4” shamrock = $5 (150 stickers total)

8” shamrock = $10 (100 stickers total)

12” shamrock = $25 (50 stickers total)

PLEASE NOTE: You must wait for the payment window to open to complete your shamrock purchase. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay. To pay by credit card, scroll to the bottom of the PayPal webpage and click on the “Pay with Credit Card” option (see Appendix 2).

Purchased shamrocks will used to decorate a Toronto Fire Services apparatus for the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Members are welcome to remove and keep their shamrock at the conclusion of the parade. All proceeds go to The Daily Bread Food Bank.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.


Gerlando Peritore
Ceremonial and Bereavement Chair
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
IAFF Local 3888 525-5775

 Parade Itinerary

Firefighters will form up at the intersection of Sussex Ave and St. Georges St. Firefighters must form up by 11:45 as the parade starts at noon Sharp. Members of the TFS Ceremonial & Bereavement Committee and the TFS Honour Guard will be on-site to assist with form up.

The Celtic Society will be offering TFCS Scarfs for $25, as well as a BBQ back bacon sandwich for $5. Hot BBQ back bacon sandwiches will be for sale as of 09:30. All proceeds will go to Camp Bucko.

 Unfortunately, Grace O’Malley’s will not be able to host L3888 members following the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Following the 2024 Parade, a reception for all participating uniformed firefighters will be hosted at Rivoli Toronto @ 334 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2.


We encourage firefighters to use the TTC to make their way to the marshaling area. Firefighters traveling in uniform will be able to ride the TTC free of charge on March 17, 2024. This will enable members to park anywhere in the city along TTC routes. Please note that this is a privilege and the TTC cannot provide written confirmation of this privilege. Please be courteous if any issues are encountered. GO Train (Metro Links) is also offering free service to our uniformed members on March 17, 2024.

Please Note that there will be NO Parking for off-duty personnel at TFS Fire Halls.


All attending firefighters are reminded to wear their full-dress uniforms to the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Full-dress uniforms include the following:

  • White Shirt
  • Black tie
  • White gloves
  • Issued Headdress

In solidarity,

Gerlando Peritore
Chair, Ceremonial and Bereavement Committee
Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
I.A.F.F. Local 3888