Pride Toronto

Wednesday December 31st, 1969 @ Church & Wellesley Street

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Pride Toronto @ Church & Wellesley Street

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ2+ movement around the world. In 1969, African American trans woman and revolutionary heroine Marsha P Johnson, helped instigate and became a frontline activist in the Stonewall Riots in New York City. In celebration of her life, Pride Month will be dedicated to Drag performers from around the globe sharing their culture and performances while inspiring us to live boldly and passionately.

Gigi Gorgeous, a Canadian YouTuber, actress and LGBTQ2+ icon will be this year’s Grand Marshall and make various appearances at the Pride events. Her weekend schedule can be found on the ”Pride website.

If You’re Looking For Live Performances
Toronto Pride always boasts an impressive roster of musical artists and this year is no exception.

Opening up Pride Weekend festivities is Moonshine, a collective group of DJS, musicians, dancers and instrumentalists from Montreal’s nightlife scene who know how to get the party started, along with headliner, Nakhane, a queer South African musician, writer and actor. Don’t miss out on this epic evening! (TD Main Stage, Church Street and Yonge Street, June 21, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.).

Continue your Pride Month celebrations amongst mummies and marble at the Royal Ontario Museum’s, Friday Night Live: Colour ROM Proud event featuring top DJs, Drag Queens and Kings, dancing, pop-up food vendors and access to the ROM’s gorgeous galleries (Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, June 14, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.).

Your deep-sea adventure awaits at A Night at the AQUEERium, where you can dive into a colourful evening of Drag Queens, food, drinks and entertainment amongst the fish, mermaids and sharks. (Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, 288 Bremner Boulevard, June 21, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.).

Celebrate Indigenous Culture at The Indigenous Arts Festival with live music, storytelling, a craft market and much more! Watch inspiring and invigorating performances by Quantum Tangle, Amanda Rheaume,Midnight Shine and Jah’kota. The festival is presented by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and The Friends of Fort York. (Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard, June 21 to 23).

Head on over to Blockorama, the largest and longest stage at Pride. This year’s headliners include the Queen of Bounce and Beyoncé collaborator – Big Freedia and Grammy Award winner and R&B songstress, Mýa. Sing and dance your heart out for another amazing and momentous Pride Weekend. (Bud Light Wellesley Stage, 15 Wellesley Street East, June 23, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.).
Address
Church & Wellesley Street, Church street and Wellesley, toronto, ON
Event Type
Weekly Event
Dates
Every Wednesday
Dress Code
None

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