St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Montreal turns Irish as parade takes over downtown

With its side streets not yet cut off to traffic and sidewalks still empty, Ste-Catherine St. was quiet when two old friends reserved their spots at the corner of Peel St. on Sunday, getting ready for Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. 

“We always like to get here early,” said Michel Miron, 55, a good two hours before the parade started. 

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