Pride is back and I’m ready to feel the love. After a few grey and dull summers, it is finally primetime Pride season. Live out loud, be proud and shout from Toronto rooftops. You’re gay and you got this! Or maybe you’re like me, a cheerleader and proud supporter. An ally for my gay friends and family and now, an (unofficial) ambassador of fun for Pride in Toronto!
LOVE YOUR CITY- YOUR GUIDE TO PRIDE TORONTO
Hometown pride takes on a new meaning and a flurry of hot bats (hopefully) for Friday, June 3rd for Jay’s fans. The first 15,000 fans will snag a snazzy Blue Jays Rainbow Towel Giveaway presented by TD. Get tickets at Ticketmaster.ca.
Saturday, June 4th will see Toronto’s first 2-Spirit Pow Wow at Downsview Park. Join a sense of community and pride with 2-Spirit folks and embrace an afternoon of dancing, music and performances. Starting at 10am, this inaugural event features also brings Two Spirit Bear Moon on Host Drum. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just say Mais Oui to this wonderful learning experience. Distillery District will welcome queer as french folk looking to test and learn out the language of love. Led by readings by authors Paul François Sylvestre and A.M. Matte. Show Francophone 2SLGBTQIA+ some love and maybe learn a little too. Tres chic. Kicks off June 11th at 11am.
Cabana will be hopping on June 15th for their spectacular Pool Party presented by Bud Light Seltzer. Special guest Symone winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race sets the stage for spectacular poolside performances, DJ sets and dancing til dark. Get tickets or book your cabana to make a real splash.
Friday, June 17th join Toronto’s very own Erin Brockobic at The Kimpton Saint George for a Pride mixer. Supporting the very important The 519, enjoy a live performance, nibbles, and drinks from Aperol all for free. Get tickets to this happy hour session here.
The islands are the best place to see Toronto’s vibrant city skyline. Spend the day with friends frolicking, eating amazing BBQ and dancing to DJ Craig Dominic & Carma. Dubbed “The Ultimate Day Party”, let’s hope the skies are sunny for this “Til Sunset: The Jam Down” at Gibraltar Point. Mark your calendars for June 19th for this beach-friendly fun.
The Pride and Remembrance Association’s annual Pride & Rememberance Run is back, kicking off June 25th in the village. Run or walk 5K in full colour raising money and awareness for local 2SLGBTQ+ charities.
Get the full calendar of Pride events at PrideToronto.com/events
Looking for more fun, family friendly June events? Check out Sonya’s city guide for Toronto here.