Pride Toronto weekend begins, parade to take place on Sunday
Pride weekend in Toronto begins Friday and will include a full calendar of events, with the much-anticipated Pride parade taking place on Sunday.
Kicking off the weekend of festivities for the LGBTQ2 community will be the Trans March rally.
A map of the Pride festivities in Toronto this weekend.Pride Toronto
The Trans March will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, starting at the Pride Festival Street, North Stage, near Church and Isabella streets before ending at Allan Gardens.
The march is expected to take about one hour.
Toronto police said there will be a rolling road closure to the route and that motorists should expect delays.
The Pride parade on Sunday will start at 2 p.m. at the corner of Church and Bloor streets. The parade will then make its way across Bloor Street and south down Yonge Street before winding up at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Pride said the “colourful event will welcome performances, floats and thousands of marchers, making it one of the largest of its kind in North America.”
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On Saturday, the Dyke March will begin at 2 p.m., following the same route as the Trans March the previous day. The Dyke March will start at the Pride Festival Street, North Stage and make its way through the downtown core to end at Allan Gardens.
Following the Dyke March, the Drag Ball will be held at the TD Main Stage from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pride organizers also said a Family Pride will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at the Church Street Public School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This will be the perfect occasion to celebrate LGBTQ families, with the event offering an exciting program of activities and events catered to tweens and teens!” said Pride Toronto in a news release.