Nov 02, 2012
By Bob Sheppard
There will be some new treats in store for those who take in this year’s Santa Claus parade in Toronto.
The annual procession is promising a number of fresh features, including a replica of the Grey Cup that stands four metres high.
The Grey Cup float, which was co-designed by the Canadian Football League to celebrate the championship’s 100th anniversary, will have former Toronto Argonauts football player Michael “Pinball” Clemons on board.
Other new creations include a One Direction-themed float celebrating the popular British boy band and a Little Planet Karting float, modeled after the popular video game Little Big Planet.
The parade also welcomes back Mrs. Claus, who made her first appearance last year.
In a new offering, children of all ages can enter an online contest to fill four empty spots on Mrs. Claus’ float.
The parade takes place Sunday, November 18.