Toronto celebrates its 35th Pride Parade this year with it being the most memorable year yet. There were over 204 participants in this year’s parade which started at Yonge and Bloor and ended at the heart of the city Yonge-Dundas Square.
Justin Trudeau made history as being the first Canadian Prime Minister to have marched in the parade which reflects the progress Canadian society has made on gay rights in recent years. Furthermore, there were many moments during the parade devoted to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and a sit-in by Black Lives Matter all demonstrated the most politically engaged Pride festivities in recent times.
Pride Toronto also had special guests from all over the world march the parade with appearances by the Prancing Elites, trans activist Aydian Downling, Vivek Shraya, and some of the cast members of the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
It was definitely a Pride Parade to remember!