Pride Parade Toronto 2024

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The LGBTQ+ community typically hosts an annual parade that includes performances, dances, street parties, and similar activities. Pride parades usually happen in the summer and have grown from a movement started by LGBTQ+ people fighting for their rights. Some parades still have this feature.

This is especially true in areas with less LGBTQ+ rights activism. Countries where LGBTQ+ people are oppressed also commonly experience this. In these situations, people fight for their rights without drawing too much attention to avoid government punishment.

Toronto Festival 2024



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Festival Map & Areas

Festival Map & Areas


Accessibility Statement

At Pride Toronto, we are committed to creating an accessible experience for people with disabilities no matter how they choose to interact with us, whether it’s as an Attendee/Guest, Volunteer, Artist/Performer, Vendor, Job Applicant, Employee, Board Member, Partner, or Sponsor. Each interaction with us should make you feel included, whether it’s in person at a festival, event or training or online through email, social media or our website.

Our accessibility work/journey is guided by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) but we understand that it’s not enough. To create experiences that are truly accessible and inclusive, it involves going beyond what we are legally required to do.

We recognize that barriers create disability; it’s our goal to identify then remove any current barriers and develop policies to prevent future ones. In order to identify as many barriers as possible, current or future, we actively seek out feedback/advice from the community.

One important part of our commitment is the Pride Toronto Accessibility Community Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee are members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and identify as disabled or work within the disability community.

Accessibility Feedback

For accessibility related feedback, email

Accessibility Platform will be available at the following stages:

  • BudLight Wellesley Stage: Maitland St and Maitland Terrace
  • TD Main Stage: East from Osgoode Ln (North of Toronto Peace Garden) community.

Accessibility Hub

The Accessibility Hub is the place to get accessibility related information or assistance.


On street in front of Paul Kane House Parkette (58 Wellesley St E)

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday: 7pm – 11pm
  • Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
  • Sunday: 1pm – 11pm


  • Borrowing mobility devices
  • Accessibility information about Pride
  • Hidden Disability Sunflower lanyards
  • Earplugs

Sensory Space

The sensory space is an area for people that want to experience Pride but get overstimulated by the sights and sounds. This space is a low-stimulation environment.


Dr. Lillian McGregor Park (25 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON)

Hours of Operation:

  • Friday: 7pm – 11pm
  • Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
  • Sunday: 1pm – 11pm

Accessibility Risers and Viewing Areas

Hours of Operation:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Yonge St and Isabella St (South East Corner)

Yonge St and Wood St


Yonge St and St Mary St (North West Corner)

Yonge St and Breadalbane St

Yonge St and Elm St (North West Corner)

Yonge St and Edward St

Chairs Available Upon Request

Chairs are available upon request for each stage’s accessible viewing area.

TTC Wheel Trans Drop Offs

  1. Charles St. east of Church St., approx 80 Charles St.
  2. Gloucester St. east of Church St., approx 85 Gloucester St
  3. Maitland St. east of Church St., just east of Alexander Place
  4. Carlton St. east of Church St., approx 72 Carlton St
  5. Gerrard St. east of Church St., approx 72 Gerrard St

Accessible Washrooms

There is at least one accessible portable washroom wherever there are portable washrooms

The information provided above is from the official website of Pride Toronto. accessibility-for-festival

Other regions' Pride parades.


people walking in the first official gay pride parade in the United StatesOn June 28, 1970, the first Pride parade—or gay liberation march, as it was called at the time—took place in New York City. The response surprised even the parade's organizers, including Foster Gunnison and Craig Rodwell (pictured here). Now, Pride is celebrated around the world.PHOTOGRAPH BY FRED W. MCDARRAH, GETTY

The first Pride parades took place in 1970 in New York City and West Hollywood, California. These parades are considered the oldest and most historic.

The Pride parade in California was originally held in Hollywood. It was moved to West Hollywood in 1984. This happened when West Hollywood became its own city.

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 My first Pride banner flag


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