VIDEO: Scenes from St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Toronto

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Step dancers on a float entertain the crowds during Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (Julia Pelish/

TORONTO — Hundreds turned out to the streets of Toronto to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the city set a temperature record on Sunday. The annual parade is held on the Sunday prior to March 17 and this year it kicks off a week of festivities leading to the joyous celebration next Saturday when a record amount of Guinness will surely be poured in this city.

Along with parade-goers from the various counties of Ireland and the numerous floats, Sunday’s march also featured dance troupes, a few leprechauns and seven DeLoreans as members of the DeLorean Owners Club of Ontario joined in.

What does DeLorean have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? No clue, other than perhaps we now know that Marty McFly was indeed Irish.

A photographer who has worked in the largest media markets in Canada and the U.S., Julia’s travel photos and videos have been featured prominently in the Toronto Star and been exhibited in galleries in Toronto, New York and Vancouver. Her new line of photo jewelry was inspired by her travels. Even though she is an American, one of her favourite travel experiences was spending Canada Day 2000 on Parliament Hill, joining in a parade with then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien and others. Julia is’s Visuals Editor. See her work at

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