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Toronto's St. Patrick's Day Parade logo

Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

At 12 noon on Sunday, March 10, 2019, join more than a half-million people who line the streets of Toronto to watch parade participants paint the city green.

Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher is the 2019 Grand Marshal and will be the ceremonial leader of the parade. Hundreds of Local 793 members and their family and loved ones will march proudly together along the parade route.

Parade location: 
Start time: 12 noon SHARP
Begins at the corner of St George St & Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
Ends at Nathan Phillips Square.
Distance 3.5 kilometres (approximately)

NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME WILL BEGIN AT 3 A.M. ON SUNDAY, MARCH 10. 
TO DO: Before you go to bed on March 9, make sure you set your clocks forward by one (1) hour. 

2019 Marshal Point for St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Where marchers meet

Meet at St George St & Hoskin Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 – our Marshal Location. Look for “LOCATION A” FLAGS and our IUOE LOCAL 793 BOOM TRUCKS. 

Meet time: 11 A.M. on March 10

We need you there at 11 a.m. for jacket distribution. Due to limited quantities jackets will only be distributed before the parade begins. 

Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12 NOON SHARP. 

*REMEMBER* Daylight savings time begins on March 10 at 3 a.m. On the night of March 9, don’t forget to spring your clock forward one hour. 

Thank you to everyone who agreed to march in Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. See you on March 10! 

Remember, there will be a post-parade reception at Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar, 96 Richmond Street West in Toronto.

Toronto's St. Patrick's Day Parade logo

March in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Toronto – March 10 

WE NEED YOU to march on March 10 in Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

Our special 100thAnniversary St. Patrick’s Day jackets are to wear during the parade march. We will have sweatshirts available for kids.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

LET US KNOW WHO IS MARCHING by end of day on Friday, February 8. 

Please email Mike Scott, mscott@iuoelocal793.org or executive@iuoelocal793.org with:

  • Your name and jacket size. 
  • Your spouse’s name and jacket size. 
  • Names of your children and their ages. 

Please note if you confirm later than February 8, we cannot guarantee that your jacket will arrive in time for the parade.

2019 St. Patrick's Day jacket sizing - 100th anniversary
2019 St. Patrick’s Day jacket sizing chart – 100th anniversary

Remember, there will be a post-parade reception at Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar, 96 Richmond Street West in Toronto. 

Hamilton Bulldogs Union Night

Union Night is coming to FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.

The Hamilton Bulldogs are offering ALL UNION MEMBERS, along with their family and friends, a discounted ticket offer to their game against the Ottawa 67’s on March 1.

Get to FirstOntario Centre early for $4 beers from 6pm-7pm. The evening also includes the Budweiser Country Concert and prizes.

Tickets are limited for this special game, so don’t wait!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

District Meetings

February’s 100th anniversary promotional item is a 100TH ANNIVERSARY TUQUE.

All Local 793 members that attend their monthly district meeting throughout 2019 will receive a 100th anniversary promotional item. A different item will be given to members each month. 

We will announce March’s giveaway before the end of the month of February.

GET OUT AND PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOCAL UNION! 

For district meeting times and locations, check the event calendar on our member website at www.iuoelocal793.organd/or our Facebook group’s event calendar. To confirm dates and location or for more information, contact your local office.

District Meetings 

TIMMINS
54 Waterloo Rd., Unit 2, Timmins, 7:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the month.

OSHAWA
1255 Terwillegar Ave., Unit 7, Oshawa, 7 p.m., 1st Thursday of the month. 

THUNDER BAY
979 Alloy Drive, Suite 101, Thunder Bay, 8 p.m., 1st Thursday of the month.
*PLEASE NOTE: Starting in April, the Thunder Bay meeting will start at 7 p.m.

ST. CATHARINES
188 Bunting Rd., Unit 5, St. Catharines, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month.

WINDSOR
3383 Walker Rd., Windsor, 7 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

SAULT STE. MARIE
432 Great Northern Rd., Suite 203, Sault Ste. Marie, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

CAMBRIDGE
55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26, Cambridge, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the month.
*NOTE: As of February 4, 2019 the Cambridge office has moved to 55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. 

SUDBURY
430 Westmount Ave., Unit H, Sudbury, 7 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of the month.

TORONTO
OE Banquet Hall, 2245 Speers Rd., Oakville, 7:30 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month. 
*NOTE: In March, April, May and June the Toronto district meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte 2525 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8 (this is due to the ongoing construction of the OE Banquet Hall).

BELLEVILLE
1 Millennium Parkway, Suite 102, Belleville, 7 p.m., 4th Tuesday of the month. 

LONDON
4096 Meadowbrook Drive, Unit 115, London, 7 p.m., 4th Tuesday of the month.

HAMILTON
35 Goderich Rd., Unit 5, Hamilton, 7:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month. 

OTTAWA
Best Western Plus-Ottawa City Centre, 1274 Carling Ave., 7 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month. 

NORTH BAY 
Voyager Inn, Greenery Room, 123 Delaware Ave., North Bay, 7:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month.

BARRIE
240 Bayview Drive, Unit 12, Barrie, 7:30 p.m., 4th Thursday of the month. 

SARNIA
1390A Lougar Ave., Sarnia, 7 p.m., 4th Thursday of the month.

To confirm dates and location or for more information, contact your local office.


Notes to members

Sudbury district:
The start time for the monthly meetings has been changed to 7 p.m. from 8 p.m.

Cambridge district:
As of February 4, 2019 the Cambridge office has moved to 55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. 

Toronto district:
In March, April, May and June the Toronto district meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte 2525 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8 (this is due to the ongoing construction of the OE Banquet Hall).

Thunder Bay district:
Starting in April, the Thunder Bay meeting will start at 7 p.m. (on the 1st Thursday of the month).

Temporary location change for Toronto meetings

Please be advised that district meetings in the Toronto area will be temporarily changing locations.

Beginning March and through to the end of June, Toronto meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road.

February’s district meeting remains at the OE Banquet Hall, adjacent to the union’s head office at 2245 Speers Road in Oakville.

Also note; the general membership meeting on Sunday, March 24 will be held at the Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road at 10:00 a.m.

The temporary changes are to allow construction to continue on the expansion of the OE Banquet Hall.

Below is detailed information on meeting dates and location.

Toronto district meetings. Start time is 7:30 p.m.:

February 20– OE Banquet Hall, 2245 Speers Road
March 20– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
April 17– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
May 15– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
June 19– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road

General membership meeting. Start time is 10 a.m.:

March 24– Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road

* Toronto’s district meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

100th Anniversary Events

Events will be held across the province in 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of Local 793. Additional details on events and times will be shared with members as they are made available. Please contact Area Offices for more information.

PICNICS & GOLF TOURNAMENTS

Toronto and Barrie
Picnic – Sunday, August 18, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at the IUOE, Local 793 head office in Oakville.
Location: 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Golf – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, home to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Location: 1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville, ON
Time: 1:30 p.m. start; 12 noon registration

Hamilton, Cambridge and St. Catharines
Picnic – Sunday, July 21, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Wild Waterworks in Hamilton.
Location: 680 Waterfront Trail, Hamilton, ON
Time: TBA

Golf – Saturday, June 22, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Copetown Woods Golf Club, one of the newest championship courses in south-western Ontario.
Location: 1430 Concession 2 Road West, Copetown, ON
Time: TBA

London
Picnic – Saturday, August 17, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at East Park in London.
Location 1275 Hamilton Road East, London, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oshawa
Picnic – Saturday, July 20, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Palmer Park in Port Perry.
Location: 175 Water Street, Port Perry, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ottawa, Belleville & Morrisburg
Picnic – Saturday, June 15, 2019
A picnic and rodeo for members and their families will be held at the OETIO Morrisburg campus.
Location: 12580 County Road #2, Morrisburg, ON
Time: TBA

Sault Ste. Marie
Picnic – Sunday, June 16, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Ojibway Park in Garden River. 
Location: 2628 Highway 17B East, Garden River, ON
Time: TBA

Sarnia
Picnic – Saturday, July 27, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Corunna Athletic Park in Corunna. 
Location: 420 Colborne Street, Corunna, ON
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Golf – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at St. Clair Parkway, a course renowned for its beautifully manicured greens.
Location: 132 Moore Line, Mooretown, ON
Time: 8 a.m. start; 7 a.m. registration

Sudbury
Picnic – Saturday, June 8, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Warren Agricultural Society in Warren. 
Location: 9 Stanhope Avenue, Warren, ON
Time: TBA

Thunder Bay
Picnic – Sunday, July 7, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Chippewa Park Pavilion in Thunder Bay. 
Location: 2465 City Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Time: 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Timmins
Picnic – Sunday, June 23, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Gillies Lake Conservation Area in Timmins. 
Location: 100 Lakeshore Road, Timmins, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Windsor
Picnic – Saturday, July 13, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Fogolar Furlan in Windsor. 
Location: 1800 North Service Road, Windsor, ON
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Golf – Saturday, June 1, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Deer Run Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in south-western Ontario.
Location: 19605 Bloomfield Road, Blenheim, ON
Time: 9 a.m. start; 8 a.m. registration

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN 2019

Grand Marshal’s Ball for Toronto’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 8, 2019
The St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto will host a cocktail reception to honour Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher as the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal. Traditional Irish dancers and live music will entertain those attending.
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Time:  8 p.m.

Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Join more than a half-million people who line the streets of Toronto to watch parade participants paint the city green. Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher is the 2019 Grand Marshal and will be the ceremonial leader of a parade.
NOTE: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME WILL BEGIN AT 3 A.M. ON SUNDAY, MARCH 10. So before you go to bed on March 9, make sure you set your clocks forward by one (1) hour. 

Parade location: 
Begins at the corner of St George St & Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
Ends at Nathan Phillips Square.
Distance 3.5 kilometres (approximately)
Start Time: 12 noon
Pre-parade meetup time: 11 a.m. at St George St & Hoskin Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 3G5. Look for “LOCATION A” FLAGS and our IUOE LOCAL 793 BOOM TRUCKS.
St. Patrick’s Day – Post-parade celebrations: Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar, 96 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON

Labour Day Parades and Picnics
Local 793 will be marching in Labour Day Parades around the province and hosting post-parade picnics. Check your local area offices for dates and times. 

Toronto’s Labour Day Parade
Monday, September 2, 2019
Local 793 has secured the first-place spot in the 2019 Labour Day parade, where business manager Mike Gallagher and Local 793 members will lead the parade.
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Oakville Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 16, 2019 
Join us as we walk alongside Local 793’s float through the streets of Oakville for Oakville’s 2019 Santa Claus parade.
Parade start: 9 a.m.
Pre-parade meeting and departure location: TBA

100th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 7, 2019
IUOE, Local 793’s 100th anniversary dinner dance will offer members a chance to celebrate amongst one another along with dinner, dancing and a celebration of a century of brother and sisterhood. 
Location: OE Banquet & Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, ON
Time: Reception at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Important Proposal Meeting Notice

For All I.U.O.E., Local 793 members working under the Master Distribution Pipeline Agreement for Canada

 Dear Member: 

This is an important notice that your Union is holding vital proposal meetings during the month of February, 2019 for all members that work under the Master Distribution Pipeline Agreement for Canada. 

Please see below the district meeting schedule for February 2019: 

 AREA  DATE  TIME  LOCATION 
Timmins  February 6, 2019  7:30 P.M.  54 Waterloo Road, Unit #2, Timmins 
Oshawa  February 7, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1255 Terwillegar Ave., Unit #7, Oshawa 
Thunder Bay  February 7, 2019  8:00 P.M.  979 Alloy Drive, Unit #101, Thunder Bay 
St. Catharines  February 12, 2019  7:30 P.M.  188 Bunting Road, Unit #5, St. Catharines 
Windsor  February 12, 2019  7:00 P.M.  3383 Walker Road, Windsor 
Sault Ste. Marie  February 13, 2019  7:30 P.M.  432 Great Northern Road, Suite #203, Sault Ste. Marie 
Cambridge  February 13, 2019  7:30 P.M.  55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26, Cambridge 
Sudbury  February 19, 2019  7:00 P.M.  430 Westmount Avenue, Unit H, Sudbury 
Toronto  February 20, 2019  7:30 P.M.  2245 Speers Road, Banquet Hall, Oakville 
Belleville  February 26, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1 Millennium Parkway, Suite 102, Belleville 
London  February 26, 2019  7:00 P.M.  4096 Meadowbrook Drive, Unit 115, London 
Hamilton  February 27, 2019  7:30 P.M.  35 Goderich Road, Unit 5, Hamilton 
Ottawa  February 27, 2019  7:00 P.M.  Best Western Plus, 1274 Carling Avenue, Ottawa 
North Bay  February 27, 2019  7:30 P.M.  Voyager Inn, Greenery Room, 123 Delaware Ave., North Bay 
Barrie  February 28, 2019  7:30 P.M.  240 Bayview Drive, Unit 12, Barrie 
Sarnia  February 28, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1390A Lougar Avenue, Sarnia 

Please be sure you attend this important proposal meeting and notify as many of your fellow members as possible to join you. With proposals from the membership, Local 793 will move forward with our negotiating committee to bargain a fair renewal Agreement. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your District Office. 

Fraternally Yours, 
Mike Gallagher
Business Manager

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Official Website

Change of address?

2018 income tax time is fast approaching! To be certain that receipts are mailed to the proper address, please ensure that any address changes you may have are updated in our system.

Members can either update their address online or can contact their nearest union office or 793 head office to update their address.

Please Note: Due to privacy, we can only accept address changes from members.

Although members will be able to download their 2018 tax receipts online, they are automatically sent out to members’ home addresses as well.