The Irish and fans of the the Irish were out lining the parade route Sunday afternoon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The parade started at noon in the Bloor and St. George area and travelled south on Yonge and west on Queen to end at Nathan Phillips Square.

Mayor Rob Ford was also on hand among the Irish dancers, flag-bearers, and general revellers. He handed out green beads and posed for photos with people along the route.