For over 40 years, the Help Santa Toy Parade, hosted by the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association, in conjunction with the Salvation Army and local merchants, has brought Santa Claus to the National Capital area.
Viewed by over 120,000 street spectators and by thousands more when televised live on CTV2, the parade officially marks the season of giving. While enjoying the parade's floats, marching bands, carolers and clowns, Fire Fighters walk along the parade route and collect toys and donations for the community's underprivileged children.
To date, over 690,000 toys have been distributed and over $1,375,000 raised. Give back to your community and join us in making this holiday season one for all to remember. Come see us this Saturday at the Parade. Visit toyparade.org for the parade route!