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The Toronto Santa Claus Parade, is a Santa Claus parade held annually near the middle of November in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The parade route includes  Christie Pits, Eaton centre, Yonge and Dundas, St Lawrence market. More than a half million people attend the parade every year. The Toronto Santa Claus Parade was started on December 2, 1905 by the Eaton's chain of department stores, with just a single float. It now has over 25 floats, 24 bands, and 1,700 participants. The parade is almost 6 kilometres long and can be seen anywhere along this route. It is one of the biggest productions in North America.

On April 6, 2010, It was announced that a new deal was reached that would see CTV stations nation-wide, along with CTV-owned Toronto-based 24-hour news channel CP24, would air live coverage of the parade for three years, going to . CP24 will air the parade live from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, CTV stations in Ontario and Quebec will air the parade at 4:30 pm. CTV stations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia will air the parade at 4:00 pm, and CTV-owned CTV Two Atlantic will air the parade at 5:00 pm.

Previously, the parade was carried in Canada by Global Television, and broadcast to several other countries, including New Zealand, Ireland and Norway, primarily by broadcasters owned by or affiliated with Global's parent company CanWest from 1982-2009. It was also carried in the United States by CBS for many years as part of its All American Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage, since it coincided with American Thanksgiving.

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