The Beaches Lions Easter Parade has been cancelled due to new provincial shutdown orders from Doug Ford.
The drive-thru easter parade was to take place Saturday, April 3 in the Eglinton GO Station parking lot in Scarborough.
The Beaches Easter Parade, now cancelled for the second year due to COVID-19, is the longest running parade in Canada.
This year’s drive-thru experience was to feature live music, a physically distanced petting zoo, and stationary floats, for a “reverse drive-thru night parade experience”.
Ontario’s shutdown framework outlines that all drive-in or drive-thru events and outdoor events with more than five people are not permitted, effective at 12:01 a.m. on the morning the parade should have taken place, Saturday, April 3.
“We are saddened and disappointed to have to announce this,” reads the cancellation notice on the Beaches Easter Parade website. “We look forward to next year’s Annual Beaches Easter Weekend Celebration, April 15 – 17, 2022.”