This major, amazing, beautiful religious event starts with prayers and food at the CNE’s Better Living Cetre, At 1pm, led by a vehicle carrying the Sikh’s holy book, a parade of Sikhs marches with floats along the Lakeshore, and then north on University Avenue to Toronto City Hall. There, speeches, worship, and more food are available to everyone present.
About 50,000 Sikh men, women and children participate. The Sikh homeland in India is in the Punjab, north of New Delhi. Everybody, not just Sikhs are welcome to march and partake of the wonderful free feast of spicy, vegetarian food. This is a very crowded event. Try to get to the City Hall before the parade arrives if you don’t want to line up for food. For our 2012 blog about this event, see: http://bit.ly/14is2vu