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The 2014 Santa Claus Parade

11/16/2014 02:25 EST | Updated 01/16/2015 05:59 EST
Santa Claus isn't expected in most homes for another few weeks, but his much-anticipated annual parade rolled along Toronto’s streets on Sunday afternoon.

The temperature in Toronto was sitting just below the freezing mark as the parade kicked off at 12:30 p.m.

The floats started out on their route at Christie Pits, heading east along Bloor Street, before making a turn down University Avenue. The many floats finish up their run at St. Lawrence Market.

Clowns, gingerbread men and women, marching bands, police officers, life-size Tim Hortons cups and more than 30 floats all made their way along the parade route on Sunday.

The parade has been an annual tradition in Toronto for more than a century.

Every year, the parade is put on through donations, as well as the support of volunteers and sponsors. Organizers say it does not receive any public funding.

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