People participate in Toronto's Pride festival parade

Toronto Pride

Date(s): Festival Weekend – June 24 to 26, 2022
Location: Downtown Toronto
Website: https://www.pridetoronto.com/

Toronto’s Pride Festival is more than just the vibrant parade that snakes up Yonge Street, Gerrard and Bloor in the Church-Wellesley Village. It’s a whole month of 2SLGBTQ+ programming capped off with a celebratory array of floats, costumes and revelry at the Trans March, Dyke March and Pride Parade. The annual events benefit the Pride Toronto non-profit organization that supports Toronto’s queer community throughout the year. 

Come for the drag queens and ballroom culture, stay for the dancehall and musical performances by celebrities like Deborah Cox and Kelly Rowland. The calendar is packed with a street fair showcasing 2SLGBTQ+ artists, pool parties, performance art, Bi+ Pride happenings, and the Blockorama, Black Pride and Blackness Yes evens that celebrate queer Canadians of colour and Afro-Caribbean culture. 

Efforts are made each year to ensure programming is aligned with Pride Toronto’s values, including the use of green vehicles to power the parade floats and a growing emphasis on accessibility and the availability of harm reduction services.

2022 Toronto Pride Highlights 

Things to see at Toronto Pride include:

  • Pride March
  • Trans March
  • Dyke March
  • Pool Party
  • Bi+ Pride
  • Blockorama
  • Black Pride
  • Blackness Yes
  • Performance Art
  • Drag Shows
     

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