195th parade to take unusual route

The 195th annual St Patrick’s parade will process along de Maisonneuve on Sunday. Authorities are appealing to the public to use public transit to go downtown. We’re expecting a high of –6° though, so it will be chilly, especially for spectators standing still on the shady side of the street.

Incidentally, not only will the parade be going along a different street, it will be going in the opposite direction from its usual route. Did it not occur to anyone that something as big as a parade doesn’t have to follow the normal flow of traffic?