Members of the Greek community took the streets of Greektown on Sunday to take part in the annual Greek Independence Day parade. There was music, food, dancing, traditional clothes and more. Take a look below to explore the parade:
From left to right, Efi Pappas, Magdalene Katsinos and Amanda Pappas. All three say their favourite part of the day was just “walking the parade.”
Employees from Kalyvia set up an outdoor barbecue and grill station, serving barbecue pork.
Maria Rinzas in her traditional dress, a piece from central Greece. “This is what they used to wear. It’s so important. It reminds of those days,” Rinzas said.
Marchers in the Greek Independence Day parade walk through Greektown.
Both Greek and Canadian flags danced in the cold wind with marchers during the parade.
The final marchers. A group of men and women hold a giant Greek flag over their heads to celebrate the end of the parade.
Volunteers dressed in traditional Greek attire celebrate the annual celebration of Greece’s independence.
Volunteers hold wreaths during the parade in anticipation of the wreath-laying ceremony.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrates Greece’s independence day with members of the community.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles into the camera.
Anastasia Kakagiannis performs the Greek and Canadian national anthem to kick off the wreath-laying ceremony.
An attendee of the wreath-laying ceremony snaps a pic of singer Anastasia Kakagiannis.
Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin, First Counsellor Alexandros Ioannidis and ward councillor Mary Fragedakis surround Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.