History of the Parade
Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters' Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton.
The parade has evolved into a significant event drawing tens-of-thousands of people who line the Parade route and share their generosity. Participants are entertained to the sights and sounds of floats, bands and clowns produced locally and from around the Province.
Fire fighters will collect new toys and cash donations along the route. Due to the fact of the numerous amount of unsuitable used toys that have been dropped off over the years we will no longer accept used toys of any kind. New toys can be dropped off at any of the Salvation Army Thrift Stores.
We will also accept new toys at any Ottawa Fire Station up until the mid December. Unfortunately we are not able to arrange for toy pickups outside the stations
Thank you for your generosity and support
Please make a donation of any amount, so we can keep this great tradition going!
Sharing and making memories
Help Santa Toy Parade
2378 Holly Lane, Suite 201
Ottawa, Ontario - K1V 7P1