Markham crowds get a glimpse of local Rio 2016 hero Andre De Grasse during parade Sunday.

Andre De Grasse cheered at Markham parade

Crowds turn out to celebrate hometown hero and Olympic medallist

Andre De Grasse rides in an open car with Frank Scarpitti, the mayor of Markham en route to ceremony Sunday.
Andre De Grasse rides in an open car with Frank Scarpitti, the mayor of Markham en route to ceremony Sunday. (Farheen Sikandar/Special to Toronto Observer)

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Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse wasn’t participating in the city’s Terry Fox Run Sunday. The sprinter passed by the route of the run at noon, which was when the annual event ended. De Grasse was heading to the Markham Pan Am Centre for a ceremony to honour local Olympians. The city will name a street in De Grasse’s honour. The mayor, Frank Scarpitti, rode along in the convertible

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