This year’s 10‐day Toronto Pride festival schedule includes the anniversary of the Stonewall riots during the first weekend and live entertainment, festivities and the Pride parade during the Canada Day long weekend.
Annual Pride Parade:
The first Pride march happened in July of 1972 and the first under Pride Toronto was in 1981 in response to the Bathhouse Raids. This year, you can watch the iconic festival of people, colour, music, and floats of the Pride parade. The route starts at Bloor and Church, and heads along Bloor, Yonge, and Gerrard before ending at Gerrard and Church. The parade starts at 2 p.m. on July 1, 2012. Free.
Annual Dyke March:
In 1996 the first ever Dyke March is held, with a turnout on Saturday of 5,000. This year, join the LGBTTIQQ2S women and trans folk by marching and dancing along! by watching them march and dance along downtown Toronto’s streets.The parade starts at Church and Hayden and ends at Yonge to Wood on June 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. The event is free.
Annual Trans Pride March:
In 2009 the first ever Trans March is held on Church Street. Norman Jewison Park. Celebrate the diversity of Toronto’s trans folk with this march starting at 6:30 p.m. at Norman Jewison Park, east of Yonge and Gloucester. The march starts at 7 p.m. and is free.