Fund raising event to tie up downtown traffic this afternoon

The annual Centraide March of a Thousand Umbrellas will be held this afternoon and a portion of the downtown core will be closed to traffic for a few hours.

The march marks the start of Centraide's largest fund raising effort of the year.

The event will feature a rally at 11:30 a.m. on Peel between De La Gauchetière and René-Lévesque West.

The march will begin at noon and will move north on Peel to Sainte-Catherine Street  and on to the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des spectacles.

Information on the event is available at the Centraide website.