100th anniversary celebration of the Howard Memorial Gates on Parkside Drive

Sunday, March 23, Activities begin 12:45, Parade begins at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the gift of High Park throughout the afternoon!  

At 12:45 p.m., join the High Park Walking Tour Group for a walk commemorating the history of John Howard and his life in High Park. The walk will include some historic sites as well as some newer attractions. Meet at the benches south of the Grenadier Restaurant. The walk ends at the parade location at 1:45 p.m.

Also starting at 12:45 p.m., in front of the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, beside the parade location, the High Park Nature Centre will hand out family scavenger hunt cards. Fill in one line, return with your card by 1:45 p.m. and you will be eligible for a prize!

Parade at 2 p.m.

The City of Toronto is pleased to invite you to the 100th anniversary celebration of the Howard Memorial Gates on Parkside Drive.

Enjoy a parade of dignitaries, including the “Duke and Duchess of Connaught”, representatives the National and Kathleen Drope Chapters of the IODE, the 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums, and Scouts troops from the area.
The parade will travel along Deer Pen Road to the stage at the gates at High Park Boulevard.  Local community and park groups will lead activities and host exhibits.  Refreshments to follow.

For location information please view this map of High Park.

Please note: High Park Boulevard, Deer Pen and Centre Roads are closed to cars for the event. Parking is limited, please visit ttc.ca for transit routes.