Are you ready for Pride’s big weekend?! Started in 1981, Pride Toronto has evolved into an incredibly lively celebration in the city that continues to attract loads of party enthusiasts from near and far. This year, an estimated 1.2 million people are expected to attend! With so many amazing and exciting events happening, Your Morning had a chat with the Executive Director of Pride Toronto, Olivia Nuamah, to put together a quick guide to all the celebrations this weekend.
Friday, June 21
Trans women of colour and people with different abilities are encouraged to lead the march and set the pace for all.
Saturday, June 22
The Toronto Dyke March welcomes all self-identified dykes as we take over the streets of Downtown Toronto and march in a grassroots political demonstration with critical mass. It’s a visibility/protest march that happens the day before the LGBT pride parade.
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., you can enjoy Drag Ball at the TD Main Stage, which will include a performance by RuPaul Drag Queen and Brooke Lynn Hytes.
Sunday, June 23
Kicking off at 2 p.m. from the corner of Church Street and Bloor Street all the way down Yonge Street to Yonge-Dundas Square, the Pride Parade draws a crowd of over 1-million festival-goers and many more watching at home.
Family Pride will also be taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday (June 22 & 23) at the Church Street Public School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Click here for a complete list of everything happening during this Pride month.