The annual Beaches Lions Club Easter Parade brings Queen Street to life with colour, music, family fun and entertainment. The parade was founded in 1967 by the East Toronto Community Association to mark Canada’s Centennial year. In 1973, the Toronto Beaches Lions Club started to take an active role in the organization and supervision of the parade and in 1981, the Beaches Lions Club became he official organizers of the parade.
When the parade first began, it took place along the Beach boardwalk. Then in 1974, due to its increasing popularity, the parade was moved to Queen Street East. Today, over 50,000 people from around the Canada flock to the Beach community to enjoy the parade. The Beaches Easter Parade is the largest and longest running Easter Parade in Canada!