Pride Toronto Weekend 2019: As we all know that summer has officially arrived just before noon Friday and it’s the best time to celebrate the sunny season. In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, there are various events taking place this weekend which also comprises the Pride parade.
The Pride weekend in Toronto commenced on Friday and is going to comprise a full calendar of events, with the much-awaited Pride parade that is going to take place on Sunday.
Pride Toronto is a yearly observance held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the month of June every single year. The event is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBT community in the Greater Toronto Area, which is considered to be one of the largest organized gay pride festivals in the world.
The event features various stages with live performers and DJs, a number of licensed venues, a large Dyke March, a Trans March as well as the most famous Pride Parade. The parade and marches are mainly routed along the neighboring Yonge Street, Gerrard Street, and Bloor Street.
The Trans March was started at 7 p.m. on Friday, starting the march at the Pride Festival Street, North Stage, nearby Church, and Isabella streets in advance of conclusion at Allan Gardens. There is also a Dyke March planned on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the Pride and Remembrance Run is going to carry on and the Pride Streetfair from Friday to Sunday.
The Pride parade which is scheduled to be held on Sunday is going to begin at 2 pm at the corner of Church and Bloor streets. Then the parade is going to make its approach across Bloor Street and south down Yonge Street in advance of winding up at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Pride said the “colorful event will welcome performances, floats and thousands of marchers, making it one of the largest of its kind in North America.”
The road closures for the Several Pride Events are as follows:
Dyke March on Saturday: The march will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church and Hayden Streets and will carry on to Allan Gardens. The roads along the route are going to be closed.
Pride Parade on Sunday: The parade will begin at 2 pm on Sunday at Church Street and Bloor Street East, and will carry on towards Yonge and Dundas streets to Yonge-Dundas Square. The roads along the route are going to be closed and will be in effect from 8 am to 7 pm.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival (Friday to June 30): Cumberland Street is going to be closed among Old York Lane and Bellair Street from noon Friday up till midnight on June 30. Bloor Street West is also going to be closed down in the middle of Avenue Road and St. Thomas Street from noon Friday up till 5 am Monday.
Pride Toronto weekend Events:
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
This amazing event for music lovers is going to start of the jazz festival, which gets underway on Friday and will carry on June 30.
Indigenous Arts Festival
It’s a free three-day arts festival that is going to features dance, music, storytelling, an arts and crafts market, food, and much more. It has started on Friday and will go on until Sunday.
Junction Summer Solstice
It is the retro-themed beach party in the Junction and this street party will be held on Dundas Street West runs and it will carry on from noon to midnight on Saturday.
Pride Toronto in a news release stated, “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!”