Toronto’s Greek community celebrated Greek Independence Day with a parade on Sunday along Danforth Avenue.
The parade started at Donlands and Danforth Avenues and headed west along Danforth to Broadview Avenue.
A great day for a parade! Celebrating Greek Independence on the Danforth in Toronto. But a solemn observance today too as we remember the 350,000 victims of the Pontian Greek Genocide. #GreekIndependenceDay #PontianGenocide pic.twitter.com/sgRSK6fY0D
— Senator Leo Housakos (@SenatorHousakos) March 24, 2019
WATCH: The annual #Greek Independence Day Parade is underway on the Danforth. Sidewalks are lined with people cheering & celebrating. #toronto @CP24 pic.twitter.com/Y4T6XHoYw4
— Brandon Gonez (@brandongonez) March 24, 2019
The annual parade marks the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in the early 1800s which ultimately led to Greece’s formation as a independent state. The day is celebrated on March 25, and Toronto’s Greek community holds its parade on the Sunday closest to that date.
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